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

ID ZDI-16-157
Type zdi
Reporter 0016EECD9D7159A949DAD3BC17E0A939
Modified 2016-11-09T00:00:00


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 specific flaw exists within the usage of CSVGAnimatedAngle objects. By manipulating a document's elements, an attacker can cause a CSVGAnimatedAngle object in memory to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.