Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10/11 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10/11 (Web Browser). It has been rated as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The issue has been introduced in 03/16/2010. The weakness was released 06/10/2014 by Bo Qu with Palo Alto Networks as MS14-035 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2014-2759 since 04/10/2014. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. 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 1547 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.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (93376) and Tenable (74427). is providing further details. Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 13306, 13483, 13498 and 13512.








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

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 74427
Nessus Name: MS14-035: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2969262)
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Patch: MS14-035


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Advisory: MS14-035
Researcher: Bo Qu
Organization: Palo Alto Networks
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-2759 (🔍)

X-Force: 93376 - Microsoft Internet Explorer code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1030370 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Memory Corruption Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 44924 - [MS14-035] Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 - 11 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability due to Memory Corruption - CVE-2014-2759, Critical
SecurityFocus: 67845 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-2759 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 11:17 AM
Changes: 06/11/2014 03:05 AM (85), 04/07/2017 12:05 PM (6), 06/22/2021 11:09 AM (2), 06/22/2021 11:17 AM (2)
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