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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Edge Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Edge Type Confusion Error in HandleColumnBreakOnColumnSpanningElement() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037906
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037906
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0037   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 25 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Edge. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a type confusion error in HandleColumnBreakOnColumnSpanningElement() and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

The vendor was notified on Nov 25, 2016.

[Editor's note: This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer (see Alert ID 1037905), but is reported to likely also affect Microsoft Edge.]

The original advisory is available at:

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1011

Ivan Fratric of Google reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, may execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (10)

Message History:   None.


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