Vulnerabilities > CVE-2008-4261 - 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

Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4, 6 SP1 on Windows 2000, and 6 on Windows XP and Server 2003 does not properly handle extraneous data associated with an object embedded in a web page, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted HTML tags that trigger memory corruption, aka "HTML Rendering 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

accepted2011-12-05T04:00:32.324-05:00
classvulnerability
contributors
  • nameSudhir Gandhe
    organizationSecure Elements, Inc.
  • namePradeep R B
    organizationSecPod Technologies
definition_extensions
  • commentMicrosoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:229
  • commentMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:325
  • commentMicrosoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • commentMicrosoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:229
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP SP2 or later is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:521
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP (x86) SP3 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:5631
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x86) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:565
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP1 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:720
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1205
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x64) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:4386
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1935
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP x64 Edition SP2 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:4193
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) SP2 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1442
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x64) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:2161
descriptionStack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4, 6 SP1 on Windows 2000, and 6 on Windows XP and Server 2003 does not properly handle extraneous data associated with an object embedded in a web page, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted HTML tags that trigger memory corruption, aka "HTML Rendering Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
familywindows
idoval:org.mitre.oval:def:5829
statusaccepted
submitted2008-12-09T13:31:00
titleHTML Rendering Memory Corruption Vulnerability
version71

Saint

bid32595
descriptionInternet Explorer embed tag src extension buffer overflow
idwin_patch_ie_v5,win_patch_ie_v6
osvdb50610
titleie_embed_src_ext
typeclient