Vulnerabilities > CVE-2008-4259 - Resource Management Errors vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01/6/7

047910
CVSS 9.3 - CRITICAL
Attack vector
NETWORK
Attack complexity
MEDIUM
Privileges required
NONE
Confidentiality impact
COMPLETE
Integrity impact
COMPLETE
Availability impact
COMPLETE
network
microsoft
CWE-399
critical
nessus

Summary

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 sometimes attempts to access uninitialized memory locations, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML document that triggers memory corruption, related to a WebDAV request for a file with a long name, aka "HTML Objects Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE)

Msbulletin

bulletin_idMS08-073
bulletin_url
date2008-12-09T00:00:00
impactRemote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id958215
knowledgebase_url
severityCritical
titleCumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Nessus

NASL familyWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL idSMB_NT_MS08-073.NASL
descriptionThe remote host is missing the IE cumulative security update 958215. The remote version of IE is vulnerable to several flaws that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.
last seen2020-06-01
modified2020-06-02
plugin id35072
published2008-12-10
reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2008-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/35072
titleMS08-073: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (958215)
code
#
# Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
 script_id(35072);
 script_version("1.27");
 script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/15 20:50:30");

 script_cve_id(
   "CVE-2008-4258",
   "CVE-2008-4259",
   "CVE-2008-4260",
   "CVE-2008-4261"
 );
 script_bugtraq_id(32586, 32593, 32595, 32596);
 script_xref(name:"MSFT", value:"MS08-073");
 script_xref(name:"MSKB", value:"958215");

 script_name(english:"MS08-073: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (958215)");
 script_summary(english:"Determines the presence of update 958215");

 script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web
client.");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The remote host is missing the IE cumulative security update 958215.

The remote version of IE is vulnerable to several flaws that could allow
an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2008/ms08-073");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003,
Vista and 2008.");
 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:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
 script_cwe_id(399);

 script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2008/12/09");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/12/09");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2008/12/10");

 script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
 script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:microsoft:windows");
 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("audit.inc");
include("smb_hotfixes_fcheck.inc");
include("smb_hotfixes.inc");
include("smb_func.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

get_kb_item_or_exit("SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible");

bulletin = 'MS08-073';
kb = '958215';

kbs = make_list(kb);
if (get_kb_item("Host/patch_management_checks")) hotfix_check_3rd_party(bulletin:bulletin, kbs:kbs, severity:SECURITY_HOLE);


get_kb_item_or_exit("SMB/Registry/Enumerated");
get_kb_item_or_exit("SMB/WindowsVersion", exit_code:1);

if (hotfix_check_sp_range(win2k:'4,5', xp:'2,3', win2003:'1,2', vista:'0,1') <= 0) audit(AUDIT_OS_SP_NOT_VULN);
if (hotfix_check_server_core() == 1) audit(AUDIT_WIN_SERVER_CORE);

rootfile = hotfix_get_systemroot();
if (!rootfile) exit(1, "Failed to get the system root.");

share = hotfix_path2share(path:rootfile);
if (!is_accessible_share(share:share)) audit(AUDIT_SHARE_FAIL, share);

if (
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0", sp:1, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6001.22288", min_version:"7.0.6001.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0", sp:1, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6001.18157", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0", sp:0, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.20937", min_version:"7.0.6000.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0", sp:0, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.16764", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||

  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.2", sp:1, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"6.0.3790.3229", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.2", sp:2, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"6.0.3790.4392", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.2", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.20935", min_version:"7.0.6000.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.2", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.16762", min_version:"7.0.0.0", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||

  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.20935", min_version:"7.0.6000.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.16762", min_version:"7.0.0.0", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:3, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"6.0.2900.5694", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:2, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"6.0.2900.3462", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||

  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.0", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"6.0.2800.1617", min_version:"6.0.0.0", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.0", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"5.0.3870.1500", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb)
)
{
  set_kb_item(name:"SMB/Missing/"+bulletin, value:TRUE);
  hotfix_security_hole();
  hotfix_check_fversion_end();
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  hotfix_check_fversion_end();
  audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, 'affected');
}

Oval

accepted2014-08-18T04:06:00.933-04:00
classvulnerability
contributors
  • nameSudhir Gandhe
    organizationSecure Elements, Inc.
  • namePradeep R B
    organizationSecPod Technologies
  • nameMaria Mikhno
    organizationALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • commentMicrosoft Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1353
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1870
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) Gold is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:396
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP x64 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:15247
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Vista (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1282
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Vista x64 Edition is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:2041
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Vista x64 Edition is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:2041
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Vista (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1282
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:5356
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 (ia-64) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
descriptionMicrosoft Internet Explorer 7 sometimes attempts to access uninitialized memory locations, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML document that triggers memory corruption, related to a WebDAV request for a file with a long name, aka "HTML Objects Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
familywindows
idoval:org.mitre.oval:def:5706
statusaccepted
submitted2008-12-09T13:31:00
titleHTML Objects Memory Corruption Vulnerability
version74