ID CVE-2011-1257
Summary Race condition in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via vectors involving access to an object, aka "Window Open Race Condition Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:*:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:*:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:*:sp2:itanium:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:*:sp2:itanium:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:*:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:*:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:*:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:*:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:sp2:x86:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:sp2:x86:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:itanium:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:itanium:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:*:*:x86:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:*:*:x86:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:sp1:x64:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:sp1:x64:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:sp1:x86:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:sp1:x86:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:r2:itanium:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:r2:itanium:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:r2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:r2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 7.6 (as of 28-09-2020 - 12:58)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-362
CAPEC
  • Leveraging Race Conditions
    The adversary targets a race condition occurring when multiple processes access and manipulate the same resource concurrently, and the outcome of the execution depends on the particular order in which the access takes place. The adversary can leverage a race condition by "running the race", modifying the resource and modifying the normal execution flow. For instance, a race condition can occur while accessing a file: the adversary can trick the system by replacing the original file with his version and cause the system to read the malicious file.
  • Leveraging Time-of-Check and Time-of-Use (TOCTOU) Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring between the time of check (state) for a resource and the time of use of a resource. A typical example is file access. The adversary can leverage a file access race condition by "running the race", meaning that they would modify the resource between the first time the target program accesses the file and the time the target program uses the file. During that period of time, the adversary could replace or modify the file, causing the application to behave unexpectedly.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS11-057
bulletin_url
date 2011-08-09T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 2559049
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
oval via4
accepted 2014-08-18T04:00:38.641-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    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 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 Race condition in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via vectors involving access to an object, aka "Window Open Race Condition Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12787
status accepted
submitted 2011-08-09T13:00:00
title Window Open Race Condition Vulnerability
version 80
refmap via4
cert TA11-221A
Last major update 28-09-2020 - 12:58
Published 10-08-2011 - 21:55
Last modified 28-09-2020 - 12:58
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