Advisory Details

February 10th, 2016

Microsoft Edge Text Node Type Confusion Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-165
ZDI-CAN-3368

CVE ID CVE-2016-0060
CVSS SCORE 5.1, (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
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 21771. 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 Edge. 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 Microsoft Edge processes text nodes within document fragments. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can cause Microsoft Edge to use a flag value as if it were a pointer to a Tree::ANode object. 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/MS16-009
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2015-11-02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-02-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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