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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Edge Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Edge Memory Corruption Flaws Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034649
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034649
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0003, CVE-2016-0024   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 12 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Two vulnerabilities were 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 memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2016-0003].

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML or an ActiveX control marked as "safe for initialization" that is embedded in an application or Office document that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object rendering error in the Chakra JavaScript engine and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2016-0024].

003 (via HP's Zero Day Initiative) and CESG reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-002

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-002 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (10)

Message History:   None.


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