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Windows 7: New IE zero-day attack reported

09 Nov 2013   #1
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
New IE zero-day attack reported

Researchers at network security company Fireeye have identified a zero-day exploit of Internet Explorer on a breached web site.

The specific exploit targets the English versions of Internet Explorer 7 and 8 on Windows XP and IE8 on Windows 7. FireEye says their analysis indicates that the vulnerability behind it affects IE 7, 8, 9 and 10.

FireEye does not say if IE10 on Windows 8 is affected or if they examined IE11.

There are two vulnerabilities involved in the attack: the first is an information disclosure vulnerability which the exploit uses to retrieve the timestamp from the PE headers of msvcrt.dll (part of the Microsoft Visual C++ runtime). The second is an IE out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability, used to achieve code execution.
Read more at: New IE zero-day attack reported | ZDNet

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11 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

From FireEye blog:
This exploit has a large multi-stage shellcode payload. Upon successful exploitation, it will launch rundll32.exe (with CreateProcess), and inject and execute its second stage (with OpenProcess, VirtualAlloc, WriteProcessMemory, and CreateRemoteThread). The second stage isn’t written to a file as with most common shellcode, which usually downloads an executable and runs it from disk.
In Windows 7, MSCONFIG could help by loading only the necessaries services at start-up in order to stop the rundll32.exe being created. Or disable prefechter and superfetch the time it got fixed..
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