Advisory Details

March 8th, 2016

Microsoft Internet Explorer setAttribute Use-After-Free Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-16-188
ZDI-CAN-3492

CVE ID CVE-2016-0112
CVSS SCORE 4.3, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
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 23707. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose memory contents 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 changes to attributes of DOM elements. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can cause a string allocation in memory to be reused after it has been freed. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to disclose memory contents.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-023
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-01-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-03-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT sky
BACK TO ADVISORIES