ZDI-07-027: Microsoft Internet Explorer Table Column Deletion Memory
May 8, 2007
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
Internet Explorer 5
Internet Explorer 6
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since May 8, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 5236. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. User
interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the
target must visit a malicious page.
The specific flaw exists in the CTableCol::OnPropertyChange() method.
When a named table row in HTML contains a named table column, then
column, existing or not, accessed after the deletion takes place will
trigger an exploitable memory corruption.
-- Vendor Response:
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.10.03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.05.08 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2007.05.08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher.
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