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

2015-12-08T00:00:00
ID ZDI-15-588
Type zdi
Reporter A3F2160DCA1BDE70DA1D99ED267D5DC1EC336192
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 specific flaw exists within the usage of CBGsound 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.