Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0/4.1/5.0 Microsoft Virtual Machine Java Applet privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0/4.1/5.0 (Web Browser). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the component Microsoft Virtual Machine. The manipulation as part of a Java Applet leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The Microsoft virtual machine (VM) in Internet Explorer 4.x and 5.x allows a remote attacker to read files via a malicious Java applet that escapes the Java sandbox, aka the "VM File Reading" vulnerability.

The issue has been introduced in 04/01/1997. The weakness was shared 02/18/2000 as MS00-011 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2000-0162. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful 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 1053 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID ?source_nessus_id.15334 (Vulnerability Details : CVE-2000-0162 ), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment.

Applying the patch MS00-011 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at

The entry 15336 is related to this item.





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

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Patch: MS00-011


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Advisory: MS00-011
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2000-0162 (🔍)
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Created: 06/23/2014 05:43 PM
Updated: 10/08/2020 09:01 AM
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