ID CVE-2012-0172
Summary Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 8 does not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by accessing a deleted object, aka "VML Style Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:6
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:8
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 11-04-2012 - 13:09)
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
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS12-023
bulletin_url
date 2012-04-12T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 2675157
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS12-023.NASL
description The remote host is missing Internet Explorer (IE) Security Update 2675157. The installed version of IE is affected by several vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 58655
published 2012-04-11
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=58655
title MS12-023: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2675157)
oval via4
accepted 2014-08-18T04:01:17.886-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1353
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • 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 Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1353
  • 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 Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • 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
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:627
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1353
  • 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 Internet Explorer 8 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6210
  • 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
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6210
  • 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
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6210
description Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 8 does not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by accessing a deleted object, aka "VML Style Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15550
status accepted
submitted 2012-04-10T13:00:00
title VML Style Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
version 73
refmap via4
cert TA12-101A
ms MS12-023
sectrack 1026901
xf ms-ie-vml-code-exec(74383)
Last major update 06-03-2013 - 23:50
Published 10-04-2012 - 17:55
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 18:02
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