TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

(Pwn2Own) Microsoft Edge ArrayBuffer Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-324: May 10th, 2017


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code 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 ArrayBuffer objects in JavaScript. By performing actions in JavaScript, an attacker can cause a pointer 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.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-03-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-05-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Tencent Security Team Ether (Zhanlu Lab)