Microsoft Internet Explorer CShadow Direction Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-15-019: February 10th, 2015
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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 CShadow::put_Direction function. The issue lies in the failure to properly sanitize a user-supplied value. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code within the context of the current process.
Vendor ResponseMicrosoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2014-10-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2015-02-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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