VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Windows "datime.dll" Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS11-090)

VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Windows "datime.dll" Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS11-090)

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Microsoft Windows is a series of software operating systems and graphical
user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Windows had approximately 90% of
the market share of the client operating systems. (Wikipedia)


VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft

The vulnerability is caused by a use-after-free error in the TIME (datime.dll)
module when loaded via a specific behavior, which could be exploited by
remote attackers to compromise a vulnerable system via a specially crafted
web page.


Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (Itanium)

IV. Binary Analysis & Exploits/PoCs

In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a code execution exploit
are available through the VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits portal :

VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service provides private exploits and
in-depth technical analysis of the most significant public vulnerabilities
based on disassembly, reverse engineering, protocol analysis, and code audit.

The service allows governments and major corporations to evaluate risks, and
protect infrastructures and assets against new threats. The service also
allows security vendors (IPS, IDS, AntiVirus) to supplement their internal
research efforts and quickly develop both vulnerability-based and
exploit-based signatures to proactively protect their customers from attacks
and emerging threats.

V. VUPEN Threat Protection Program

Governments and major corporations which are members of the VUPEN Threat
Protection Program (TPP) have been proactively alerted about the vulnerability
when it was discovered by VUPEN in advance of its public disclosure, and
have received a detailed attack detection guidance to protect national and
critical infrastructures against potential 0-day attacks exploiting this


Apply the MS11-090 security update.


This vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security


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2010-07-12 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN and shared with TPP customers
2011-12-16 - Public disclosure

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