Microsoft Internet Explorer CInputElement Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ID ZDI-14-409
Type zdi
Reporter sky
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 of CInput elements. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can force a type confusion error while processing an element's event handler. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.