Microsoft Internet Explorer CImgElement Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2015-07-20T00:00:00
ID ZDI-15-341
Type zdi
Reporter sky
Modified 2015-06-22T00:00:00

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 vulnerability relates to how Internet Explorer tracks HTML img elements in a document. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can force a CImgElement 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.