ID CVE-2013-3918
Summary The InformationCardSigninHelper Class ActiveX control in icardie.dll in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) via a crafted web page that is accessed by Internet Explorer, as exploited in the wild in November 2013, aka "InformationCardSigninHelper Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • 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
  • Windows 8 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_8:-:-:x64
  • Windows 8 x86 (32-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_8:-:-:x86
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_8.1:-:-:-:-:-:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 x86 (32-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_8.1:-:-:-:-:-:-:x86
  • Microsoft Windows RT
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_rt
  • Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_rt_8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 for Itanium-Based Systems
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:itanium
  • 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 Server 2012
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter Edition
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2012:r2:-:-:-:datacenter
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2012:r2:-:-:-:essentials
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2012:r2:-:-:-:standard
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp2:x64
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2
  • 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
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:9
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:10
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-11-2013 - 23:32)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
description Microsoft Internet Explorer - CardSpaceClaimCollection ActiveX Integer Underflow (MS13-090). CVE-2013-3918. Remote exploit for windows platform
id EDB-ID:29857
last seen 2016-02-03
modified 2013-11-27
published 2013-11-27
reporter metasploit
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/29857/
title Microsoft Internet Explorer - CardSpaceClaimCollection ActiveX Integer Underflow MS13-090
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a vulnerability on the CardSpaceClaimCollection class from the icardie.dll ActiveX control. The vulnerability exists while the handling of the CardSpaceClaimCollection object. CardSpaceClaimCollections stores a collection of elements on a SafeArray and keeps a size field, counting the number of elements on the collection. By calling the remove() method on an empty CardSpaceClaimCollection it is possible to underflow the length field, storing a negative integer. Later, a call to the add() method will use the corrupted length field to compute the address where write into the SafeArray data, allowing to corrupt memory with a pointer to controlled contents. This module achieves code execution by using VBScript as discovered in the wild on November 2013 to (1) create an array of html OBJECT elements, (2) create holes, (3) create a CardSpaceClaimCollection whose SafeArray data will reuse one of the holes, (4) corrupt one of the legit OBJECT elements with the described integer overflow and (5) achieve code execution by forcing the use of the corrupted OBJECT.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/MS13_090_CARDSPACESIGNINHELPER
last seen 2019-03-27
modified 2017-07-24
published 2013-11-15
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/ms13_090_cardspacesigninhelper.rb
title MS13-090 CardSpaceClaimCollection ActiveX Integer Underflow
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS13-090
bulletin_url
date 2013-11-12T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 2900986
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS13-090.NASL
description The remote Windows host is missing a security update that sets kill bits to prevent Microsoft's InformationCardSigninHelper Class ActiveX control from instantiating in Internet Explorer. This control has a vulnerability that can be abused to execute arbitrary code remotely, if a user can be tricked into viewing a malicious web page using Internet Explorer. It is currently being exploited through limited, targeted attacks.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 70848
published 2013-11-13
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=70848
title MS13-090: Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (2900986)
oval via4
accepted 2013-12-30T04:00:19.611-05:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name SecPod Team
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Maria Kedovskaya
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • 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 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2161
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1935
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1442
  • 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) Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12292
  • comment Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12627
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12567
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium-Based Edition Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12583
  • comment Microsoft Windows 8 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15571
  • comment Microsoft Windows 8 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14914
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18858
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15585
  • comment Microsoft Windows 8.1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18863
description The InformationCardSigninHelper Class ActiveX control in icardie.dll in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) via a crafted web page that is accessed by Internet Explorer, as exploited in the wild in November 2013, aka "InformationCardSigninHelper Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19089
status accepted
submitted 2013-11-15T12:46:43
title InformationCardSigninHelper Vulnerability (CVE-2013-3918) - MS13-090
version 23
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/124183/ms13_090_cardspacesigninhelper.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:124183
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2013-11-26
reporter juan vazquez
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/124183/MS13-090-CardSpaceClaimCollection-ActiveX-Integer-Underflow.html
title MS13-090 CardSpaceClaimCollection ActiveX Integer Underflow
refmap via4
cert TA13-317A
confirm http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2013/11/11/activex-control-issue-being-addressed-in-update-tuesday.aspx
misc
ms MS13-090
Last major update 19-12-2013 - 23:36
Published 12-11-2013 - 09:35
Last modified 26-02-2019 - 09:04
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