Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9/10/11 memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9/10/11 (Web Browser). This affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Internet Explorer improperly accesses objects in memory, aka "Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability." This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2017-0226.

The bug was discovered 05/09/2017. The weakness was shared 05/09/2017 with Microsoft as 4019474 as confirmed security update guide (Website). The advisory is shared at portal.msrc.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-0222 since 09/09/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are unknown but an exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/23/2024). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future. The advisory points out:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Internet Explorer improperly accesses objects in memory. 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, the attacker 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.

It is declared as highly functional. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 100054 (Windows Server 2012 May 2017 Security Updates), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 100310 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Security Update for May 2017). The CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog lists this issue since 02/25/2022 with a due date of 08/25/2022:

Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Applying the patch 4019474 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at catalog.update.microsoft.com. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (100054).

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
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Status: Highly functional

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Nessus ID: 100054
Nessus Name: Windows Server 2012 May 2017 Security Updates
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OpenVAS ID: 802286
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (KB4018271)
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Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: 4019474
Researcher: Microsoft.
Organization: Microsoft
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2017-0222 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1038423
SecurityFocus: 98127 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2017-0222 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013

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Created: 05/10/2017 11:48 AM
Updated: 04/23/2024 06:05 AM
Changes: 05/10/2017 11:48 AM (90), 10/17/2019 08:51 PM (6), 12/22/2020 03:21 PM (2), 12/22/2020 03:25 PM (1), 04/23/2024 06:05 AM (27)
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