Vulnerable component: Microsoft Internet Explorer
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to heap-based buffer overflow in DirectAnimation.PathControl ActiveX control (daxctle.ocx) when handling unexpected input. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.
Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.