Advisory Details

May 10th, 2016

Microsoft Internet Explorer AcquireLineBoxBuilderForLayout Null Array Base Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-276
ZDI-CAN-3509

CVE ID CVE-2016-0192
CVSS SCORE 5.1, (AV:N/AC:H/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 23802. 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 performs layout of web pages. By manipulating a document's elements an attacker can cause Internet Explorer to use a null pointer as the base address of an array read. 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/ms16-051.aspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-02-01 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-05-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Zheng Huang of Baidu Scloud XTeam
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