Vulnerabilities > CVE-2009-3672 - Code Injection vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 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-94
critical
nessus
exploit available
metasploit

Summary

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7 does not properly handle objects in memory that (1) were not properly initialized or (2) are deleted, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a call to the getElementsByTagName method for the STYLE tag name, selection of the single element in the returned list, and a change to the outerHTML property of this element, related to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and mshtml.dll, aka "HTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability." NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information. NOTE: this issue was originally assigned CVE-2009-4054, but Microsoft assigned a duplicate identifier of CVE-2009-3672. CVE consumers should use this identifier instead of CVE-2009-4054.

Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC)

  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.

Exploit-Db

descriptionInternet Explorer Style getElementsByTagName Memory Corruption. CVE-2009-3672. Remote exploit for windows platform
idEDB-ID:16547
last seen2016-02-02
modified2010-07-12
published2010-07-12
reportermetasploit
sourcehttps://www.exploit-db.com/download/16547/
titleMicrosoft Internet Explorer - Style getElementsByTagName Memory Corruption

Metasploit

descriptionThis module exploits a vulnerability in the getElementsByTagName function as implemented within Internet Explorer.
idMSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/MS09_072_STYLE_OBJECT
last seen2020-05-26
modified2019-05-23
published2009-12-09
references
reporterRapid7
sourcehttps://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master//modules/exploits/windows/browser/ms09_072_style_object.rb
titleMS09-072 Microsoft Internet Explorer Style getElementsByTagName Memory Corruption

Msbulletin

bulletin_idMS09-072
bulletin_url
date2009-12-08T00:00:00
impactRemote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id976325
knowledgebase_url
severityCritical
titleCumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Nessus

NASL familyWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL idSMB_NT_MS09-072.NASL
descriptionThe remote host is missing IE Security Update 976325. The remote version of IE is affected by several vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.
last seen2020-06-01
modified2020-06-02
plugin id43064
published2009-12-08
reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2009-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/43064
titleMS09-072: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (976325)
code
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#


include("compat.inc");


if (description)
{
  script_id(43064);
  script_version("1.29");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/15 20:50:30");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-2493", "CVE-2009-3671", "CVE-2009-3672", "CVE-2009-3673", "CVE-2009-3674");
  script_bugtraq_id(35828, 37085, 37188, 37212, 37213);
  script_xref(name:"MSFT", value:"MS09-072");
  script_xref(name:"MSKB", value:"976325");
  script_xref(name:"CERT", value:"456745");
  script_xref(name:"CERT", value:"515749");
  script_xref(name:"EDB-ID", value:"16547");

  script_name(english:"MS09-072: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (976325)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks version of Mshtml.dll / MSrating.dll");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis",
    value:
"Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through a web
browser."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description",
    value:
"The remote host is missing IE Security Update 976325.

The remote version of IE is affected by several vulnerabilities that may
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/2009/ms09-072");
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution",
    value:
"Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003,
Vista, 2008, and Windows 7."
  );
  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:H/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_core", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploited_by_malware", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"metasploit_name", value:'MS09-072 Microsoft Internet Explorer Style getElementsByTagName Memory Corruption');
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_metasploit", value:"true");
  script_cwe_id(94, 264, 399);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2009/07/28");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2009/12/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2009/12/08");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:microsoft:windows");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:microsoft:ie");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Windows : Microsoft Bulletins");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2018 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");

  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_func.inc");
include("smb_hotfixes.inc");
include("smb_hotfixes_fcheck.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

get_kb_item_or_exit("SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible");

bulletin = 'MS09-072';
kb = '976325';

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:'2', vista:'0,2', win7:'0') <= 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 (
  # Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  #
  # - Internet Explorer 8
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.1",       file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"8.0.7600.20579", min_version:"8.0.7600.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.1",       file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"8.0.7600.16466", min_version:"8.0.7600.16000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||

  # Vista / Windows 2008
  #
  # - Internet Explorer 8
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0",       file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"8.0.6001.22956", min_version:"8.0.6001.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0",       file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"8.0.6001.18865", min_version:"8.0.6001.18000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  # - Internet Explorer 7
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0", sp:2, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6002.22252", min_version:"7.0.6002.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0", sp:2, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6002.18130", min_version:"7.0.6002.18000",  dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0", sp:1, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6001.22550", min_version:"7.0.6001.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0", sp:1, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6001.18349", min_version:"7.0.6001.18000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0", sp:0, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.21148", min_version:"7.0.6000.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"6.0", sp:0, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.16945", min_version:"7.0.6000.16000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||

  # Windows 2003 / XP x64
  #
  # - Internet Explorer 8
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.2", sp:2, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"8.0.6001.22945", min_version:"8.0.6001.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.2", sp:2, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"8.0.6001.18854", min_version:"8.0.0.0",        dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  # - Internet Explorer 7
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.2", sp:2, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.21148", min_version:"7.0.6000.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.2", sp:2, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.16945", min_version:"7.0.0.0",        dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
   # - Internet Explorer 6
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.2", sp:2, file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"6.0.3790.4611",  min_version:"6.0.0.0",        dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||

  # Windows XP x86
  #
  # - Internet Explorer 8
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:3, arch:"x86", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"8.0.6001.22945", min_version:"8.0.6001.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:3, arch:"x86", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"8.0.6001.18854", min_version:"8.0.0.0",        dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:2, arch:"x86", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"8.0.6001.22945", min_version:"8.0.6001.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:2, arch:"x86", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"8.0.6001.18854", min_version:"8.0.0.0",        dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  # - Internet Explorer 7
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:3, arch:"x86", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.21148", min_version:"7.0.6000.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:3, arch:"x86", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.16945", min_version:"7.0.0.0",        dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:2, arch:"x86", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.21148", min_version:"7.0.6000.20000", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:2, arch:"x86", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"7.0.6000.16945", min_version:"7.0.0.0",        dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  # - Internet Explorer 6 SP1
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:2, arch:"x86", file:"Msrating.dll", version:"6.0.2800.1996",  min_version:"6.0.0.0",      dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  # - Internet Explorer 6
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:3, arch:"x86", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"6.0.2900.5897",  min_version:"6.0.2900.0",     dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.1", sp:2, arch:"x86", file:"Mshtml.dll", version:"6.0.2900.3640",  min_version:"6.0.2900.0",     dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||

  # Windows 2000
  #
  # - Internet Explorer 6 w/ Service Pack 1
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.0", file:"Msrating.dll", version:"6.0.2800.1996", min_version:"6.0.0.0", dir:"\system32", bulletin:bulletin, kb:kb) ||
  # - Internet Explorer 5.01 w/ Service Pack 4
  hotfix_is_vulnerable(os:"5.0", file:"Mshtml.dll",   version:"5.0.3882.2700",  min_version:"5.0.0.0", 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

accepted2014-08-18T04:06:12.393-04:00
classvulnerability
contributors
  • nameDragos Prisaca
    organizationGideon Technologies, Inc.
  • nameMaria Mikhno
    organizationALTX-SOFT
  • nameMaria Mikhno
    organizationALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • commentMicrosoft Windows 2000 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:85
  • commentMicrosoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1353
  • commentMicrosoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1353
  • commentMicrosoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP x64 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:15247
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1870
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (x64) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:730
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) Gold is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:396
  • commentMicrosoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1353
  • commentMicrosoft Windows XP x64 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:15247
  • 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 XP x64 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:15247
  • commentMicrosoft Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1870
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (x64) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:730
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) Gold is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:396
  • commentMicrosoft Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:1870
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (x64) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:730
  • commentMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) Gold is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:396
  • commentMicrosoft Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • 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 Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • 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 Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • 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 Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • 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 Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • 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 Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • 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 Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • 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 Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • 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 Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • 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 Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • 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 Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    ovaloval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
description Microsoft assigned a duplicate identifier of CVE-2009-3672. CVE consumers should use this identifier instead of CVE-2009-4054.
familywindows
idoval:org.mitre.oval:def:6381
statusaccepted
submitted2009-12-08T13:00:00
titleHTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2009-3672)
version75

Packetstorm

data sourcehttps://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/84572/ms09_072_style_object.rb.txt
idPACKETSTORM:84572
last seen2016-12-05
published2009-12-31
reporterjduck
sourcehttps://packetstormsecurity.com/files/84572/Microsoft-Internet-Explorer-Style-getElementsByTagName-Memory-Corruption.html
titleMicrosoft Internet Explorer Style getElementsByTagName Memory Corruption