Advisory Details

February 10th, 2015

Microsoft Internet Explorer CAutoRange::ScrollIntoView Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-013
ZDI-CAN-2395

CVE ID CVE-2015-0017
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Internet Explorer
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 16490. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


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 vulnerability relates to how Internet Explorer processes selections and scrolling. By constructing a document having a specific structure, then removing an element while scrolling the document to a certain text range, an attacker can force an object in memory to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-009
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-06-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-02-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Aniway.Anyway@gmail.com
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