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Expert published a PoC exploit code for RCE flaw in Microsoft Edge

December 28, 2018

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The vulnerability affects the JavaScript engine Chakra implemented in the Edge web browser, an attacker could exploit it to execute arbitrary code on the target machine with the same privileges as the logged user.

“A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Chakra scripting engine handles objects in memory in Microsoft Edge. 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.” reads the security advisory published by Microsoft.

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