Microsoft Internet Explorer Type Confusion Information Disclosure VulnerabilityZDI-15-028: February 10th, 2015
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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 ResponseMicrosoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2014-11-04 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2015-02-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)