Microsoft Internet Explorer RDP ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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


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.