Microsoft Edge substringData Use-After-Free Information Disclosure Vulnerability

2017-10-10T00:00:00
ID ZDI-17-842
Type zdi
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2017-06-22T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Edge. 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 the substringData DOM method. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can cause a pointer to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current process.