ID CVE-2013-1347
Summary Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 does not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by accessing an object that (1) was not properly allocated or (2) is deleted, as exploited in the wild in May 2013.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:8
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1 (initial release)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:sp1:x64
  • Microsoft Windows 7 x86 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:sp1:x86
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:x64
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 x86
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:x86
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 r2 Service Pack 1 Itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2:sp1:itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2:sp1:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp2:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:x64
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:sp2:professional:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:sp2:professional:x64
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 19-10-2016 - 10:40)
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 Microsoft Internet Explorer CGenericElement Object Use-After-Free Vulnerability. CVE-2013-1347. Remote exploit for windows platform
file exploits/windows/remote/25294.rb
id EDB-ID:25294
last seen 2016-02-03
modified 2013-05-07
platform windows
port
published 2013-05-07
reporter metasploit
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/25294/
title Microsoft Internet Explorer CGenericElement Object Use-After-Free Vulnerability
type remote
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a vulnerability found in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A use-after-free condition occurs when a CGenericElement object is freed, but a reference is kept on the Document and used again during rendering, an invalid memory that's controllable is used, and allows arbitrary code execution under the context of the user. Please note: This vulnerability has been exploited in the wild on 2013 May, in the compromise of the Department of Labor (DoL) Website.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/IE_CGENERICELEMENT_UAF
last seen 2019-03-24
modified 2017-07-24
published 2013-05-05
reliability Good
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/ie_cgenericelement_uaf.rb
title MS13-038 Microsoft Internet Explorer CGenericElement Object Use-After-Free Vulnerability
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS13-038
bulletin_url
date 2013-05-14T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 2847204
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Security Update for Internet Explorer
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS13-038.NASL
    description The remote host is missing Internet Explorer (IE) Security Update 2847204. The installed version of IE is affected by a use-after-free vulnerability that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 66413
    published 2013-05-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=66413
    title MS13-038: Security Update for Internet Explorer (2847204)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id SMB_KB2847140.NASL
    description The remote host is missing one of the workarounds referenced in KB 2847140. The remote version of IE reportedly has a use-after-free flaw related to how CGenericElement objects are handled that could result in arbitrary code execution on the remote system. This plugin has been deprecated due to the publication of MS13-038. Microsoft has released updates that make the workarounds unnecessary. To check for those, use Nessus plugin ID 66413.
    last seen 2017-10-29
    modified 2017-08-30
    plugin id 66329
    published 2013-05-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=66329
    title MS KB2847140: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 Could Allow Remote Code Execution (deprecated)
oval via4
accepted 2014-08-18T04:01:46.328-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name SecPod Team
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6210
  • 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 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 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 9 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11985
  • 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 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 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
description Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 does not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by accessing an object that (1) was not properly allocated or (2) is deleted, as exploited in the wild in May 2013.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16727
status accepted
submitted 2013-05-17T09:52:06
title Internet Explorer Use After Free Vulnerability - MS13-038
version 71
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/121542/ie_cgenericelement_uaf.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:121542
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2013-05-07
reporter sinn3r
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/121542/Microsoft-Internet-Explorer-CGenericElement-Object-Use-After-Free.html
title Microsoft Internet Explorer CGenericElement Object Use-After-Free
refmap via4
cert TA13-134A
confirm http://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/2847140
exploit-db 25294
ms MS13-038
saint via4
bid 59641
description Internet Explorer CGenericElement Object Use-after-free Vulnerability
id win_patch_ie_v8
osvdb 92993
title ie_cgenericelement_memory_corruption
type client
Last major update 19-10-2016 - 13:55
Published 05-05-2013 - 07:07
Last modified 26-02-2019 - 09:04
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