Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown part. 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 04/12/2011. The weakness was released 06/10/2014 by Yujie Wen and Bo Qu with Palo Alto Networks as MS14-035 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-1789 since 01/29/2014. 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 vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1155 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 74427 (MS14-035: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2969262)), 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 MS14-035 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 13910.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (92820) and Tenable (74427). Further details are available at








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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Nessus ID: 74427
Nessus Name: MS14-035: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2969262)
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Advisory: MS14-035
Researcher: Yujie Wen, Bo Qu
Organization: Palo Alto Networks
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-1789 (🔍)

X-Force: 92820 - Microsoft Internet Explorer code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1030370 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Memory Corruption Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 44900 - [MS14-035] Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability due to Memory Corruption - CVE-2014-1789, Critical
SecurityFocus: 67881 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-1789 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Secunia: 58768 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical

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Created: 06/11/2014 03:05 AM
Updated: 06/22/2021 08:57 AM
Changes: 06/11/2014 03:05 AM (87), 04/07/2017 12:05 PM (6), 06/22/2021 08:53 AM (2), 06/22/2021 08:57 AM (2)
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