Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows

Published: 2013-11-12 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-01-13
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2013-3918
CVSSv3 8.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
InformationCardSigninHelper Class ActiveX control
Vulnerable software versions Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012
InformationCardSigninHelper Class ActiveX control -
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to out-of-bounds memory access within InformationCardSigninHelper Class ActiveX control (icardie.dll). A remote attacker can create specially crafted Web page that passes an overly long string argument to vulnerable ActiveX component, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms13-090.aspx

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