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

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


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 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.