2009-0072 | Microsoft Internet Explorer denial of service (BID-33149 / XFDB-47788)

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3.9 $5k-$25k 0.43

A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7/8 (Web Browser). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code. The manipulation of the argument onload=screen["" with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 through 8.0 beta2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an onload=screen[“”] attribute value in a BODY element.

The weakness was released 01/08/2009 by SkyLined (Website). The advisory is available at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2009-0072 since 01/08/2009. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/04/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.This vulnerability is assigned to T1499 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 33149) and X-Force (47788).




VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.9

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 3.9
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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OpenVAS ID: 800337
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer NULL Pointer DoS Vulnerability
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08/04/2021 +2331 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.microsoft.com/

Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: SkyLined
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2009-0072 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 33149 – Microsoft Internet Explorer ‘screen[""]’ Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
X-Force: 47788 – Microsoft Internet Explorer JavaScript onload=screen attribute denial of service

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013

Created: 03/17/2015 16:11
Updated: 08/04/2021 00:49
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