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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Edge Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Edge Chakra JavaScript Object Handling Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036569
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036569
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3296   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 9 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  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 a specially crafted web site or ActiveX control marked as "safe for initialization" that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling error in the Chakra JavaScript engine and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

The Microsoft ChakraCore Team reported this vulnerability.

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/ms16-096

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-096 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (10)

Message History:   None.


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