Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (Web Browser) and classified 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 07/27/2005. The weakness was released 05/08/2007 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2007-0946 since 02/14/2007. 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.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 650 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 25166 (MS07-027: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (931768)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 10104.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (33256) and Tenable (25166). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 3057, 3056, 3054 and 3055.








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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.4

VulDB Base Score: 7.1
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 25166
Nessus Name: MS07-027: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (931768)
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Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2007-0946 (🔍)

X-Force: 33256
SecurityTracker: 1018019 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Bugs Let Remote Users Modify Files or Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 15049 - [MS07-027] Microsoft Internet Explorer Remote Code Execution via Crafted HTML Objects, Critical
SecurityFocus: 23770 - Microsoft Internet Explorer HTML Objects Script Errors Variant Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 23769 - Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 34402 - Microsoft IE HTML Objects Unspecified Memory Corruption
Vupen: ADV-2007-1712

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Created: 03/13/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 07/14/2021 03:56 PM
Changes: 03/13/2015 02:56 PM (70), 05/07/2019 12:41 PM (16), 07/14/2021 03:56 PM (3)
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