ID CVE-2008-1086
Summary The HxTocCtrl ActiveX control (hxvz.dll), as used in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 and 6 SP1, in Windows XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista SP1, and Server 2008, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via malformed arguments, which triggers memory corruption.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2000:-:sp4
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:5.01:sp4
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:6:sp1
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:2008:-:itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:2008:-:itanium
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:2008:-:x32
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:2008:-:x32
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:2008:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:2008:-:x64
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp1
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 Itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp1:itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2 Itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp2:itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp2:x64
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:x64
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:x64
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 08-11-2016 - 09:39)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
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.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS08-023.NASL
description The remote host contains the hxvz.dll ActiveX control. The version of this control installed on the remote host reportedly contains multiple stack-based buffer overflows. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 31796
published 2008-04-08
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31796
title MS08-023: Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (948881)
oval via4
accepted 2014-08-18T04:05:57.815-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Pradeep R B
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows 2000 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:85
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:325
  • comment Microsoft Windows 2000 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:85
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:105
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP x64 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15247
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1870
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:730
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) Gold is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:396
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1282
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2041
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5356
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (ia-64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
description The HxTocCtrl ActiveX control (hxvz.dll), as used in Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 and 6 SP1, in Windows XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista SP1, and Server 2008, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via malformed arguments, which triggers memory corruption.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5475
status accepted
submitted 2008-04-08T16:04:00
title ActiveX Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability
version 31
refmap via4
bid 28606
cert TA08-099A
hp
  • HPSBST02329
  • SSRT080048
idefense 20080408 Microsoft HxTocCtrl ActiveX Control Invalid Param Heap Corruption Vulnerability
ms MS08-023
sectrack 1019800
secunia 29714
vupen ADV-2008-1147
xf ie-hxvz-code-execution(41464)
Last major update 08-11-2016 - 11:39
Published 08-04-2008 - 19:05
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:45
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