Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. Affected is 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 issue has been introduced in 03/16/2010. The weakness was released 10/08/2013 by Jose A. Vazquez with Yenteasy Security Research as MS13-080 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at The public release was coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2013-3886 since 06/03/2013. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/26/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1302 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 70332 (MS13-080: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2879017)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 100164 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS13-080)).

Applying the patch MS13-080 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 13238.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (70332). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 10313, 10619, 10620 and 10621.








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 70332
Nessus Name: MS13-080: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2879017)
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OpenVAS ID: 803867
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities (2879017)
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Advisory: MS13-080
Researcher: Jose A. Vazquez
Organization: Yenteasy Security Research
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-3886 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 41826 - [MS13-080] Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 - 10 on Workstations Remote Code Execution Vulnerability due to Memory Corruption - CVE-2013-3886, Critical
OSVDB: 98206 - Microsoft IE Unspecified Memory Corruption (2013-3886)

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Created: 10/09/2013 11:15 AM
Updated: 05/26/2021 12:09 PM
Changes: 10/09/2013 11:15 AM (55), 04/07/2017 12:04 PM (28), 05/26/2021 12:02 PM (7), 05/26/2021 12:09 PM (1)
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