Advisory Details

July 9th, 2015

(Pwn2Own) Microsoft Internet Explorer ActiveX Install Broker Sandbox Escape Vulnerability

ZDI-15-295
ZDI-CAN-2829

CVE ID CVE-2015-1743
CVSS SCORE 6.9, (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Internet Explorer
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows attackers to escape the Enhanced Protection Mode sandbox of 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 use of the ActiveX install broker. The broker allows files to be installed to arbitrary paths from within the Internet Explorer sandbox and subsequently executed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the user at medium integrity.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-056
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-02-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2015-07-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Yuki Chen of Qihoo 360
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