[VulnWatch] NSFOCUS SA2005-02 : Microsoft IE Devenum.dll COM Instantiation Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

From: NSFOCUS Security Team (security_at_nsfocus.com)
Date: 08/10/05

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    NSFOCUS Security Advisory(SA2005-02)

    Topic: Microsoft IE Devenum.dll COM Instantiation Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

    Release Date: 2005-08-10

    CVE CAN ID: CAN-2005-1990

    http://www.nsfocus.com/english/homepage/research/0502.htm

    Affected systems & software
    ===========================

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1

    Unaffected systems & software
    =============================

    Description
    ============

    NSFocus Security Team discovered a security vulnerability in Microsoft Internet
    Explorer. By crafting a malicious HTML page and alluring users to visit it,
    a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the user.

    Internet Explorer does not properly call interface arguments when instantiating
    COM component in devenum.dll, resulting in exceptional memory access which
    might cause IE to crash. Carefully crafted HTML page might allow a remote
    attacker to execute arbitrary code.

    Workaround
    =============

    Disable ActiveX control in Internet Explorer.

    Vendor Status
    ==============

    2005.07.13 Informed the vendor.
    2005.07.16 The vendor confirmed the vulnerability
    2005.08.09 The vendor releases a security bulletin (MS05-038) and related
                patches.

    Detail Microsoft Security Bulletin is available at:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS05-038.mspx

    Additional Information
    ========================

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
    name CAN-2005-1990 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in the
    CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for security problems.
    Candidates may change significantly before they become official CVE entries.

    Acknowledgment
    ===============

    Hu Qianwei of NSFOCUS Security Team found the vulnerability.

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    ==========
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    INCIDENTAL,CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS OR SPECIAL DAMAGES,
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    NSFOCUS Security Team <security@nsfocus.com>
    NSFOCUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD
    (http://www.nsfocus.com)

    PGP Key: http://www.nsfocus.com/homepage/research/pgpkey.asc
    Key fingerprint = F8F2 F5D1 EF74 E08C 02FE 1B90 D7BF 7877 C6A6 F6DA

    
    



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