Advisory Details

February 9th, 2016

Microsoft Internet Explorer HTML form Element Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-162
ZDI-CAN-3375

CVE ID CVE-2016-0061
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 21827. 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 handles HTML form elements. By performing certain script actions, an attacker can cause Internet Explorer to read the id or name of a form element and interpret it as a pointer. 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/en-us/library/security/MS16-009
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-11-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-02-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT SkyLined
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