Microsoft Internet Explorer RDP ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2013-05-10T00:00:00
ID ZDI-13-065
Type zdi
Reporter c1d2d9acc746ae45eeb477b97fa74688
Modified 2013-11-09T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within Remote Desktop ActiveX control. By manipulating TransportSettings or AdvancedSettings, an attacker can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this to gain code execution in the context of the current user.