Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 ISP File privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 (Web Browser) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown code block of the component ISP File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

internet explorer 3.01 on windows 95 allows remote malicious web sites to execute arbitrary commands via a .isp file which is automatically downloaded and executed without prompting the user.

The issue has been introduced in 10/01/1996. The weakness was published 03/01/1997 (Website). The advisory is shared at members.tripod.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-1999-1128. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 151 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k.

Upgrading to version 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Upgrade: Internet Explorer 4.0/5.0/5.5/6.0

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Vendor: https://www.microsoft.com/

Advisory: members.tripod.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1128 (🔍)
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Created: 06/18/2014 01:03 AM
Updated: 04/07/2017 12:05 PM
Changes: (10) software_type vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai source_cve_nvd_published source_cve_nvd_summary vulnerability_cwe
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