Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Microsoft CVE-2018-8643: Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Back to Search

Microsoft CVE-2018-8643: Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/11/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
12/11/2018
Modified
08/09/2019

Description

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked "safe for initialization" in an application or Microsoft Office document that hosts the IE rendering engine. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These websites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit the vulnerability. The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how the scripting engine handles objects in memory.

Solution(s)

  • msft-kb4470199-29de5b12-dba0-4a33-9b5c-de012d0618ed
  • msft-kb4470199-327c50a4-54b2-4ddf-947a-e72b3e0ce291
  • msft-kb4470199-3b8ca1b2-d04a-4710-b732-ceb36f8fdfd8
  • msft-kb4470199-3bf8c8f3-86d9-47bb-8930-1d8643133076
  • msft-kb4470199-412341a6-9293-4bda-a331-9f7096cd0d2a
  • msft-kb4470199-42654343-e21d-4310-a0b7-ce5d6865936d
  • msft-kb4470199-616f7614-47a7-495f-8f11-0090ae517d7e
  • msft-kb4470199-6411e727-55ec-4984-b983-11a3c80860a0
  • msft-kb4470199-a138b68a-9d2c-4b52-8720-925ac0d5bfb6
  • msft-kb4470199-afecd26e-bd25-4888-8863-bc5c241bd9f0
  • msft-kb4470199-b55b31fd-1840-4ca1-aac6-bf4b170946c1
  • msft-kb4470199-bbdd4801-b7e9-43b2-9080-cf3d34f25215
  • msft-kb4470199-f9ea8e1a-e939-4027-a892-1caf91a71ff4
  • msft-kb4470199-fd6d2ae2-5dc6-45a5-a879-3b7e3ceb4834
  • msft-kb4471321-1f82da30-7a0c-4189-8206-b8bd846fc40a
  • msft-kb4471321-7df4436e-0ced-46c1-885f-8b7f28c90b57
  • msft-kb4471321-d8cbc402-b6d7-4dee-afea-4cd24f17f7a9
  • msft-kb4471323-0442e432-26cc-4a49-83fe-58f23a8faf88
  • msft-kb4471323-1f48ea87-9464-4a31-8b37-97bd8be11607
  • msft-kb4471324-0e2209a8-b313-4182-a691-bc0359625c49
  • msft-kb4471324-9ba7b397-2fd3-4ba9-bfee-3ed1dd3eb602
  • msft-kb4471324-b00ee170-59ea-4273-b954-98e3cdc792e2
  • msft-kb4471327-3cf458e0-ccb2-4d2b-aedb-ec7c5662ed3f
  • msft-kb4471327-d3230f4d-8567-48b1-84a5-01a6297f6c0d
  • msft-kb4471329-4596bf15-3446-45d2-b7ee-f8f13d8975c8
  • msft-kb4471329-8397c215-e9e9-4016-9c86-a53138d613ad
  • msft-kb4471329-d0c3a1b3-42d6-447b-b120-4553beaa0b0b
  • msft-kb4471332-3761d6e6-6044-4ef8-968e-cb9b2f4e278b
  • msft-kb4471332-6e676d6c-db05-4979-b1ab-0aa1e81413ee
  • msft-kb4471332-a065b5b1-6a82-42e6-9f77-3f1cd1467717

References

  • msft-kb4470199-29de5b12-dba0-4a33-9b5c-de012d0618ed
  • msft-kb4470199-327c50a4-54b2-4ddf-947a-e72b3e0ce291
  • msft-kb4470199-3b8ca1b2-d04a-4710-b732-ceb36f8fdfd8
  • msft-kb4470199-3bf8c8f3-86d9-47bb-8930-1d8643133076
  • msft-kb4470199-412341a6-9293-4bda-a331-9f7096cd0d2a
  • msft-kb4470199-42654343-e21d-4310-a0b7-ce5d6865936d
  • msft-kb4470199-616f7614-47a7-495f-8f11-0090ae517d7e
  • msft-kb4470199-6411e727-55ec-4984-b983-11a3c80860a0
  • msft-kb4470199-a138b68a-9d2c-4b52-8720-925ac0d5bfb6
  • msft-kb4470199-afecd26e-bd25-4888-8863-bc5c241bd9f0
  • msft-kb4470199-b55b31fd-1840-4ca1-aac6-bf4b170946c1
  • msft-kb4470199-bbdd4801-b7e9-43b2-9080-cf3d34f25215
  • msft-kb4470199-f9ea8e1a-e939-4027-a892-1caf91a71ff4
  • msft-kb4470199-fd6d2ae2-5dc6-45a5-a879-3b7e3ceb4834
  • msft-kb4471321-1f82da30-7a0c-4189-8206-b8bd846fc40a
  • msft-kb4471321-7df4436e-0ced-46c1-885f-8b7f28c90b57
  • msft-kb4471321-d8cbc402-b6d7-4dee-afea-4cd24f17f7a9
  • msft-kb4471323-0442e432-26cc-4a49-83fe-58f23a8faf88
  • msft-kb4471323-1f48ea87-9464-4a31-8b37-97bd8be11607
  • msft-kb4471324-0e2209a8-b313-4182-a691-bc0359625c49
  • msft-kb4471324-9ba7b397-2fd3-4ba9-bfee-3ed1dd3eb602
  • msft-kb4471324-b00ee170-59ea-4273-b954-98e3cdc792e2
  • msft-kb4471327-3cf458e0-ccb2-4d2b-aedb-ec7c5662ed3f
  • msft-kb4471327-d3230f4d-8567-48b1-84a5-01a6297f6c0d
  • msft-kb4471329-4596bf15-3446-45d2-b7ee-f8f13d8975c8
  • msft-kb4471329-8397c215-e9e9-4016-9c86-a53138d613ad
  • msft-kb4471329-d0c3a1b3-42d6-447b-b120-4553beaa0b0b
  • msft-kb4471332-3761d6e6-6044-4ef8-968e-cb9b2f4e278b
  • msft-kb4471332-6e676d6c-db05-4979-b1ab-0aa1e81413ee
  • msft-kb4471332-a065b5b1-6a82-42e6-9f77-3f1cd1467717

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;