ID CVE-2010-2561
Summary Microsoft XML Core Services (aka MSXML) 3.0 does not properly handle HTTP responses, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted response, aka "Msxml2.XMLHTTP.3.0 Response Handling Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft xml_core_services 3.0
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:xml_core_services:3.0
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-08-2010 - 16:12)
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
exploit-db via4
description Msxml2.XMLHTTP.3.0 Response Handling Memory Corruption (MS10-051). CVE-2010-2561. Dos exploit for windows platform
id EDB-ID:14609
last seen 2016-02-01
modified 2010-08-10
published 2010-08-10
reporter Skylined
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/14609/
title Msxml2.XMLHTTP.3.0 Response Handling Memory Corruption MS10-051
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS10-051
bulletin_url
date 2010-08-10T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 2079403
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS10-051.NASL
description The version of Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 3.0 on the remote Windows host is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability that can be triggered when processing certain HTTP responses. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into visiting a malicious website using Internet Explorer, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 48288
published 2010-08-11
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=48288
title MS10-051: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2079403)
oval via4
accepted 2012-03-26T04:00:15.826-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Symantec Corporation
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft XML Core Services 3 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:415
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP3 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5631
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4193
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1935
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2161
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1442
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4873
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5254
  • 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
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6124
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5594
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5653
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6216
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium-Based Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6150
  • comment Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6165
  • comment Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Edition is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5950
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6438
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium-Based Edition is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5954
description Microsoft XML Core Services (aka MSXML) 3.0 does not properly handle HTTP responses, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted response, aka "Msxml2.XMLHTTP.3.0 Response Handling Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11730
status accepted
submitted 2010-08-10T13:00:00
title Msxml2.XMLHTTP.3.0 Response Handling Memory Corruption Vulnerability
version 71
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/92649/msxml-corrupt.txt
id PACKETSTORM:92649
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2010-08-12
reporter SkyLined
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/92649/Msxml2.XMLHTTP.3.0-Response-Handling-Memory-Corruption.html
title Msxml2.XMLHTTP.3.0 Response Handling Memory Corruption
refmap via4
cert TA10-222A
ms MS10-051
Last major update 17-09-2010 - 01:48
Published 11-08-2010 - 14:47
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:57
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