Microsoft Internet Explorer CSelectTracker::GetMoveDirection Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-14-313
Type zdi
Reporter Yuki Chen
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 vulnerability relates to how Internet Explorer handles selections within a document. By manipulating elements within the document and well as changing the current selection, an attacker can force a CDisplayPointer object in memory to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.