Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (Web Browser). This affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The issue has been introduced in 06/26/2013. The weakness was released 02/11/2014 by lokihardt@ASRT with Zero Day Initiative as MS14-010 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-0289 since 12/03/2013. 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. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around 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 230 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.

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 13395.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (90779) and Tenable (72433). Further details are available at Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 12238, 12239, 12240 and 12241.






  • commercial


  • end of life

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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: lokihardt@ASRT
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-0289 (🔍)

X-Force: 90779 - Microsoft Internet Explorer memory corruption code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1029741
Vulnerability Center: 43232 - [MS14-010] Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Remote Code Execution and DoS (CVE-2014-0289), Critical
SecurityFocus: 65389 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-0289 Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 02/12/2014 02:52 PM
Updated: 06/09/2021 01:11 PM
Changes: 02/12/2014 02:52 PM (81), 04/07/2017 03:24 PM (6), 06/09/2021 01:06 PM (2), 06/09/2021 01:11 PM (1)
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