Advisory Details

January 12th, 2016

Microsoft Edge TextData Type Confusion Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-16-019
ZDI-CAN-3329

CVE ID CVE-2016-0003
CVSS SCORE 4.3, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Edge
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 21932. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose the contents of memory 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 text nodes within HTML documents. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can disclose the contents of memory. An attacker can use this information in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-002
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-10-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-01-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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