Remote code execution in Microsoft Edge



Published: 2022-04-07
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-1232
CWE-ID CWE-843
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Microsoft Edge
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Type Confusion

EUVDB-ID: #VU61831

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1232

CWE-ID: CWE-843 - Access of Resource Using Incompatible Type ('Type Confusion')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a type confusion error within the V8 component in Google Chrome. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger a type confusion error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from Microsoft website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Edge: 79.0.309.71 - 100.0.1185.29


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2022-1232

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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