Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Memory Corruption Vulnerability In Microsoft Internet Explorer

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered memory corruption vulnerability In Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Solutions

FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

MS.IE.MergeAttributes.Remote.Code.Execution
Released Aug 13, 2009
Use the solution provided by Microsoft.

Additional Information

In order to compromise a system / remotely execute code, an attacker would lure a user to a maliciously crafted website. When a user views the Web page, the vulnerability could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.

Acknowledgement

Haifei Li of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

IPS Subscription

Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinet's intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this vulnerability with the appropriate configuration parameters in place. Fortinet's IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by FortiGuard Labs, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat's lifecycle.