4 New "Extremely Critical" IE Vunerabilities and 9 Windows Patches

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by nigneil146, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. nigneil146


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    May 30, 2003
    From Slashdot:


    "Buckle your seat belts folks. On what is looking to be the next Black Tuesday, with rumors of 9 new Windows security patches being released, Secunia is reporting on 4 new vulnerabilities in IE that allow for arbitrary code execution and placing content over other windows. Combined with the new Windows patches, it is likely more Download.Ject and Sasser like viruses will be emerging in the coming months."

    From Secunia:


    "Paul has reported some vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, allowing malicious people to bypass security restrictions and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

    1) It is possible to redirect a function to another function with the same name, which allows a malicious website to access the function without the normal security restrictions.

    Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary script code in the context of another website. This could potentially allow execution of arbitrary code in other security zones too.

    2) Malicious sites can trick users into performing actions like drag'n'drop or click on a resource without their knowledge. An example has been provided, which allows sites to add links to "Favorites". However, resources need not be links and the destination could be different than "Favorites".

    This issue is a variant of an issue discovered by Liu Die Yu.

    http-equiv has posted a PoC (Proof of Concept), which combined with the inherently insecure Windows "shell:" functionality, can be exploited to compromise a vulnerable system.

    3) It is possible to inject arbitrary script code into Channel links in Favorites, which will be executed when the Channel is added. The script code is executed in Local Security Zone context.

    4) It is possible to place arbitrary content above any other window and dialog box using the "Window.createPopup()" function. This can be exploited to "alter" the appearance of dialog boxes and other windows.

    Successful exploitation may potentially cause users to open harmful files or do other harmful actions without knowing it.

    An additional issue allowing malicious sites to inject script into the Local Security Zone using anchor references has also been reported to affect Internet Explorer 6 running on Windows XP SP2 (release candidate / beta). This issue could not be confirmed on a fully patched Windows XP SP1 system.

    Issues 1-4 has been confirmed on a fully patched system with Internet Explorer 6 and Microsoft Windows XP SP1.

    Previous versions of Internet Explorer may also be affected."

    Also check out this page for many, many more vunerabilities.

    Secuia Homepage
  2. younggenious


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    Jun 29, 2001
    Southern TX
    I don't even know how to feel anymore...

    Long ago did I get sick of Microsoft's bad and insecure coding practices.