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Microsoft Internet Explorer Type Confusion Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-15-028: February 10th, 2015

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Vulnerability Details


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose information 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 DOM manipulations. By manipulating the DOM, an attacker can cause the browser to confuse an ActiveX control with a string. This could allow an attacker to disclose memory from the current process.

Vendor Response

Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-11-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2015-02-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)