Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Use-after-free error
CVE-2013-3897

Used in Pawn Storm campaign.
A zero-day was used in highly targeted, low-volume attacks in Korea, Hong Kong, and the United States, as early as September 18th, 2013.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2013100801 - Remote code execution in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Internet Explorer

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-3897

CVSSv3 score: 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-416 - Use After Free

Description:

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

The weakness exists due to user-after-free vulnerability in the CDisplayPointer object. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web page containing, 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.

Public Exploits:

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