Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Name KB2488013 First vendor Publication 2010-12-22
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2011-02-08
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 2.0

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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General Information

Executive Summary

Microsoft has completed the investigation into public reports of this vulnerability. We have issued MS11-003 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS11-003. The vulnerability addressed is the CSS Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2010-3971.

Original Source

Url : http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2488013.mspx

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-399 Resource Management Errors

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12382
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12382
Title: CSS Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in the CSharedStyleSheet::Notify function in the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) parser in mshtml.dll, as used in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 8 and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a self-referential @import rule in a stylesheet, aka "CSS Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2010-3971
Version: 12
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows 7
Product(s): Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 2

SAINT Exploits

Description Link
Microsoft Internet Explorer CSS Import Use-After-Free Code Execution More info here

ExploitDB Exploits

id Description
2011-02-08 Internet Explorer CSS Recursive Import Use After Free
2010-12-08 Internet Explorer 8 CSS Parser Denial of Service

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2011-02-09 Name : Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (2482017)
File : nvt/secpod_ms11-003.nasl
2010-12-31 Name : Microsoft Internet Explorer 'CSS Import Rule' Use-after-free Vulnerability
File : nvt/secpod_ms_ie_use_after_free_dos_vuln.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
69796 Microsoft IE CSS Parser mshtml.dll CSharedStyleSheet::Notify Function Use-aft...

Microsoft IE contains a use-after-free error within the 'mshtml.dll' library when processing a web page referencing a CSS file that includes various '@import' rules. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to use a maliciously crafted web page to execute arbitrary code.

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 Microsoft Internet Explorer CSS importer use-after-free attempt
RuleID : 18240 - Revision : 15 - Type : BROWSER-IE
2014-01-10 Microsoft Internet Explorer CSS importer use-after-free attempt
RuleID : 18196 - Revision : 18 - Type : BROWSER-IE

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2011-02-08 Name : Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through a web browser.
File : smb_nt_ms11-003.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-20 Name : Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through a web browser.
File : smb_kb2488013.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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Date Informations
2020-05-23 13:17:11
  • Multiple Updates
2014-02-17 11:38:38
  • Multiple Updates
2013-08-16 00:19:43
  • Multiple Updates
2013-05-11 00:46:44
  • Multiple Updates