Microsoft Internet Explorer up to 11 memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer up to 11 (Web Browser). This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The issue has been introduced in 06/02/1998. The weakness was published 02/11/2014 by Scott Bell with as MS14-010 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-0277 since 12/03/2013. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. 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 $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/09/2021). 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 5733 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72433 (MS14-010: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2909921)), 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 100178 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS14-010)).

Applying the patch MS14-010 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 13545.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (90767) and Tenable (72433). Additional details are provided at Similar entries are available at 12238, 12239, 12240 and 12241.






  • commercial


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.5

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

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 72433
Nessus Name: MS14-010: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2909921)
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Advisory: MS14-010
Researcher: Scott Bell
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-0277 (🔍)

X-Force: 90767 - Microsoft Internet Explorer memory corruption code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1029741
Vulnerability Center: 43221 - [MS14-010] Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Remote Code Execution and DoS (CVE-2014-0277), Critical
SecurityFocus: 65376 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-0277 Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 02/12/2014 02:45 PM
Updated: 06/09/2021 10:36 AM
Changes: 02/12/2014 02:45 PM (83), 04/07/2017 12:04 PM (7), 06/09/2021 10:30 AM (2), 06/09/2021 10:36 AM (1)
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