Microsoft Internet Explorer isindex Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-14-183
Type zdi
Reporter Gareth Heyes
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00


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 the parsing of HTML. The isindex object can be manipulated to gain program control. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.