Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 code injection

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (Web Browser). It has been declared as very critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-94. The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 does not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by accessing an object that (1) was not properly initialized or (2) is deleted, leading to memory corruption, aka "Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

The issue has been introduced in 03/22/2001. The weakness was disclosed 10/13/2010 as MS10-071 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-3326. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/26/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 3492 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 49948 , which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 100091 (Microsoft Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (MS10-071)).

Applying the patch MS10-071 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at technet.microsoft.com. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 10560.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (62085) and Tenable (49948).

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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
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Nessus ID: 49948
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OpenVAS ID: 901162
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (2360131)
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Patch: MS10-071
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Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS10-071
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-3326 (🔍)
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X-Force: 62085
Vulnerability Center: 27623 - [MS10-071] Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 43696

Entryinfo

Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/26/2021 06:44 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (46), 04/07/2017 12:10 PM (22), 09/26/2021 06:28 PM (3), 09/26/2021 06:35 PM (7), 09/26/2021 06:44 PM (1)
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