Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Name KB977981 First vendor Publication 2009-11-23
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2009-12-08
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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Microsoft has completed investigating public reports of this vulnerability. We have issued Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-072 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS09-072. The vulnerability addressed is the HTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-3672.

Original Source

Url : http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/977981.mspx

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-94 Failure to Control Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6381
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6381
Title: HTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2009-3672)
Description: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 7 does not properly handle objects in memory that (1) were not properly initialized or (2) are deleted, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a call to the getElementsByTagName method for the STYLE tag name, selection of the single element in the returned list, and a change to the outerHTML property of this element, related to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and mshtml.dll, aka "HTML Object Memory Corruption Vulnerability." NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information. NOTE: this issue was originally assigned CVE-2009-4054, but Microsoft assigned a duplicate identifier of CVE-2009-3672. CVE consumers should use this identifier instead of CVE-2009-4054.
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2009-3672
Version: 5
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Product(s): Microsoft Internet Explorer
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 3

ExploitDB Exploits

id Description
2010-07-12 Internet Explorer Style getElementsByTagName Memory Corruption

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-12-04 Name : MS Internet Explorer 'Style' Object Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
File : nvt/gb_ms_ie_style_object_remote_code_exec_vuln.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
60490 Microsoft IE Layout STYLE Tag getElementsByTagName Method Handling Memory Cor...

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7 single line outerHTML invalid reference arbit...
RuleID : 16311 - Revision : 13 - Type : BROWSER-IE
2014-01-10 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7 single line outerHTML invalid reference arbit...
RuleID : 16310 - Revision : 18 - Type : BROWSER-IE

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2009-12-08 Name : Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through a web browser.
File : smb_nt_ms09-072.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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2020-05-23 13:17:11
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2013-09-05 21:20:21
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2013-05-11 00:46:47
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