Microsoft Edge Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Summary

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Chakra scripting engine handles objects in memory in Microsoft Edge.

Credit:

The information has been provided by Qixun Zhao

The original article can be found at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1062

 


Details

The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through Microsoft Edge and then convince a user to view the website. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These websites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit the vulnerability.

Vulnerable Systems:

Microsoft Edge

CVE Information:

CVE-2019-1062

Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date:07/16/2019