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

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9/10/11 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown processing. 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 03/05/2008. The weakness was presented 03/11/2014 by Simon Zuckerbraun with Zero Day Initiative as MS14-012 as confirmed bulletin (Technet) via Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). It is possible to read the advisory at The public release was coordinated in cooperation with Microsoft. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-0312 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. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2197 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72930 (MS14-012: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2925418)), 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 100180 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS14-012)).

Applying the patch MS14-012 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 13402.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (91388), Vulnerability Center (SBV-43570) and Tenable (72930). Further details are available at See 12320, 12526, 12527 and 12528 for similar entries.






  • commercial


  • end of life

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

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Nessus ID: 72930
Nessus Name: MS14-012: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2925418)
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Advisory: MS14-012
Researcher: Simon Zuckerbraun
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-0312 (🔍)

X-Force: 91388 - Microsoft Internet Explorer code execution, High Risk
Vulnerability Center: 43570 - [MS14-012] Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 - 11 Remote Code Execution or DoS due to Memory Corruption (CVE-2014-0312), Critical
SecurityFocus: 66036 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-0312 Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 03/12/2014 03:16 PM
Updated: 06/15/2021 01:23 PM
Changes: 03/12/2014 03:16 PM (84), 04/07/2017 12:04 PM (6), 06/15/2021 01:23 PM (3)
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