Microsoft Internet Explorer CInputElement Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2014-12-09T00:00:00
ID ZDI-14-409
Type zdi
Reporter sky
Modified 2014-11-09T00:00:00

Description

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.