(0Day) Microsoft Internet Explorer CAttrArray Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2015-07-20T00:00:00
ID ZDI-15-360
Type zdi
Reporter AbdulAziz Hariri - HP Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2015-11-09T00:00:00

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 CAttrArray objects. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can force a dangling pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.