SRC-2016-0045 : Microsoft Internet Explorer HyperlinkString Out-Of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability
- MSIE 9
- MSIE 10
- MSIE 11
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose information on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. 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 HyperlinkString values within a HLink structure. A wide character string without a null terminator can lead to an Out-of-Bounds read condition. This vulnerability was reached due to an incorrect patch for SRC-2016-0035. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current process.
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2016-7278
- 2016-09-21 – Vulnerability reported to vendor
- 2016-12-13 – Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley of Source Incite