Vulnerabilities > CVE-2008-4029 - Information Exposure vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

047910
CVSS 4.3 - MEDIUM
Attack vector
NETWORK
Attack complexity
MEDIUM
Privileges required
NONE
Confidentiality impact
PARTIAL
Integrity impact
NONE
Availability impact
NONE
network
microsoft
CWE-200
nessus
exploit available

Summary

Cross-domain vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 and 4.0, as used in Internet Explorer, allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from another domain via a crafted XML document, related to improper error checks for external DTDs, aka "MSXML DTD Cross-Domain Scripting Vulnerability."

Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE)

Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC)

  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.

Exploit-Db

descriptionMicrosoft XML Core Services DTD Cross-Domain Scripting PoC MS08-069. CVE-2008-4029,CVE-2008-4033. Remote exploit for windows platform
idEDB-ID:7196
last seen2016-02-01
modified2008-11-23
published2008-11-23
reporterJerome Athias
sourcehttps://www.exploit-db.com/download/7196/
titleMicrosoft XML Core Services DTD - Cross-Domain Scripting PoC MS08-069

Msbulletin

bulletin_idMS08-069
bulletin_url
date2008-11-11T00:00:00
impactRemote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id955218
knowledgebase_url
severityCritical
titleVulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Nessus

NASL familyWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL idSMB_NT_MS08-069.NASL
descriptionThe remote host is running a version of Windows that contains a flaw in the Windows XML Core Services. An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious script and enticing a victim to visit a website or view a specially crafted email message.
last seen2020-06-01
modified2020-06-02
plugin id34744
published2008-11-12
reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2008-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/34744
titleMS08-069: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955218)
code
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
 script_id(34744);
 script_version("1.29");
 script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/15 20:50:30");

 script_cve_id("CVE-2007-0099", "CVE-2008-4029", "CVE-2008-4033");
 script_bugtraq_id(21872, 32155, 32204);
 script_xref(name:"MSFT", value:"MS08-069");
 script_xref(name:"MSKB", value:"951550");
 script_xref(name:"MSKB", value:"955069");
 script_xref(name:"IAVA", value:"2008-A-0084");

 script_name(english:"MS08-069: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955218)");
 script_summary(english:"Determines the presence of update 955218");

 script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web or
email client.");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote host is running a version of Windows that contains a flaw
in the Windows XML Core Services.

An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host
by constructing a malicious script and enticing a victim to visit a
website or view a specially crafted email message.");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2008/ms08-069");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003,
Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.");
 script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
 script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
 script_cwe_id(200, 362);

 script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2007/01/04");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/11/11");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2008/11/12");

 script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:microsoft:xml_core_services");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"stig_severity", value:"II");
 script_end_attributes();

 script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);

 script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
 script_family(english:"Windows : Microsoft Bulletins");

 script_dependencies("smb_hotfixes.nasl", "ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl");
 script_require_keys("SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible");
 script_require_ports(139, 445, 'Host/patch_management_checks');
 exit(0);
}


include("smb_func.inc");
include("smb_hotfixes.inc");
include("smb_hotfixes_fcheck.inc");
include("audit.inc");

include("misc_func.inc");
get_kb_item_or_exit("SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible");

bulletin = 'MS08-069';
kbs = make_list("951550", "955069");
if (get_kb_item("Host/patch_management_checks")) hotfix_check_3rd_party(bulletin:bulletin, kbs:kbs, severity:SECURITY_HOLE);

if (is_accessible_share())
{
  if (hotfix_check_sp(win2k:6, xp:4, win2003:3, vista:3, win7:2) > 0)
  {
    if ( ( hotfix_check_fversion(file:"system32\Msxml3.dll", version:"8.100.1048.0", bulletin:bulletin, kb:'955069') == HCF_OLDER ) ||
         ( hotfix_check_fversion(file:"system32\Msxml4.dll", version:"4.20.9870.0", bulletin:bulletin, kb:'954430') == HCF_OLDER ) ||
         ( hotfix_check_fversion(file:"system32\Msxml5.dll", version:"5.20.1087.0", bulletin:bulletin, kb:'951535') == HCF_OLDER ) ||
         ( hotfix_check_fversion(file:"system32\Msxml6.dll", version:"6.20.1099.0", bulletin:bulletin, kb:'954459') == HCF_OLDER ) )
   {
   set_kb_item(name:"SMB/Missing/MS08-069", value:TRUE);
   hotfix_security_hole();
   hotfix_check_fversion_end();
   exit(0);
   }

   hotfix_check_fversion_end();
 }


 office_version = hotfix_check_office_version ();
 if ( !office_version )
  exit(0);

 rootfiles = hotfix_get_officecommonfilesdir();
 if ( ! rootfiles )
  exit(0);

 if (!office_version["11.0"] && !office_version["12.0"])
  exit (0);

 vuln = FALSE;
 if (office_version["11.0"])
 {
   if (typeof(rootfiles) == 'array') rootfile = rootfiles["11.0"];
   else rootfile = rootfiles;
   if (office_version["11.0"] && hotfix_check_fversion(path:rootfile["11.0"], file:"\Microsoft Shared\Office11\msxml5.dll", version:"5.20.1087.0", bulletin:bulletin, kb:'951550') == HCF_OLDER )
     vuln = TRUE;
 }
 else if (office_versions["12.0"])
 {
   if (typeof(rootfiles) == 'array') rootfile = rootfiles["12.0"];
   else rootfile = rootfiles;
   if (office_version["12.0"] && hotfix_check_fversion(path:rootfile["12.0"], file:"\Microsoft Shared\Office11\msxml5.dll", version:"5.20.1087.0", bulletin:bulletin, kb:'951550') == HCF_OLDER )
     vuln = TRUE;
 }
 if (vuln)
 {
   set_kb_item(name:"SMB/Missing/MS08-069", value:TRUE);
   hotfix_security_hole();
   hotfix_check_fversion_end();
   exit(0);
 }
 hotfix_check_fversion_end();
 audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, 'affected');
}

Oval

accepted2008-12-29T04:00:34.420-05:00
classvulnerability
contributors
nameSudhir Gandhe
organizationSecure Elements, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • commentMicrosoft XML Core Services 3 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:415
  • commentMicrosoft XML Core Services 4 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1002
descriptionCross-domain vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 and 4.0, as used in Internet Explorer, allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from another domain via a crafted XML document, related to improper error checks for external DTDs, aka "MSXML DTD Cross-Domain Scripting Vulnerability."
familywindows
idoval:org.mitre.oval:def:5999
statusaccepted
submitted2008-11-19T14:19:00
titleMSXML DTD Cross-Domain Scripting Vulnerability
version69

Packetstorm

data sourcehttps://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/72208/ms08-069.txt
idPACKETSTORM:72208
last seen2016-12-05
published2008-11-24
reporterJerome Athias
sourcehttps://packetstormsecurity.com/files/72208/ms08-069.txt.html
titlems08-069.txt

Seebug

  • bulletinFamilyexploit
    descriptionBUGTRAQ ID: 32155 CVE(CAN) ID: CVE-2008-4029 Microsoft XML Core Services(MSXML)允许使用JScript、VBScript和Visual Studio 6.0的用户开发基于XML的应用,以与其他遵循XML 1.0标准的应用程序交互操作。 Microsoft XML Core Services处理外部文档类型定义(DTD)的错误检查的方式中存在一个信息泄露漏洞。如果用户浏览包含特制内容的网站或打开特制HTML电子邮件,此漏洞可能允许用户读取另一个Internet Explorer域中的网页的数据。 Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 临时解决方法: * 将Internet Explorer配置为在Internet和本地Intranet安全区域中运行ActiveX控件之前进行提示。 * 将Internet 和本地Intranet安全区域设置设为“高”,以便在这些区域中运行ActiveX控件和活动脚本之前进行提示。 厂商补丁: Microsoft --------- Microsoft已经为此发布了一个安全公告(MS08-069)以及相应补丁: MS08-069:Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955218) 链接:<a href=http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-069.mspx?pf=true target=_blank>http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-069.mspx?pf=true</a>
    idSSV:4442
    last seen2017-11-19
    modified2008-11-13
    published2008-11-13
    reporterRoot
    titleMicrosoft XML Core Services DTD跨域信息泄露漏洞(MS08-069)
  • bulletinFamilyexploit
    descriptionNo description provided by source.
    idSSV:10084
    last seen2017-11-19
    modified2008-11-25
    published2008-11-25
    reporterRoot
    sourcehttps://www.seebug.org/vuldb/ssvid-10084
    titleMicrosoft XML Core Services DTD Cross-Domain Scripting PoC MS08-069