VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Internet Explorer "Request" Object Confusion Sandbox Bypass (Pwn2Own 2014)
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"Microsoft Internet Explorer is a web browser developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems with more than 60% of the worldwide usage share of web browsers." (Wikipedia)
VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The vulnerability is caused by an object confusion vulnerability when processing object types within data shared between the broker and sandboxed processes, which could be exploited by a sandboxed process to achieve code execution within the broker context and bypass IE Protected Mode sandbox.
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Apply MS14-035 security update.
This vulnerability was discovered by VUPEN Security.
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2011-11-30 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN Security 2014-03-14 - Vulnerability Reported to ZDI and Microsoft During Pwn2Own 2014 2014-06-10 - Vulnerability Fixed by Microsoft 2014-07-16 - Public disclosure