Microsoft Internet Explorer Js::PathTypeHandlerBase Improper Indexing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-14-188
Type zdi
Reporter AbdulAziz Hariri of HP Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2014-06-22T00:00:00


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 handling of arguments passed to the Js::PathTypeHandlerBase::SetProperty function. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can force certain arguments to be passed causing improper indexing. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.