Microsoft Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10/11 access control

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10/11 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 through 11 allows remote attackers to gain privileges via a crafted web site, aka "Internet Explorer Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."

The issue has been introduced in 07/27/2005. The weakness was published 08/12/2014 by Zeguang Zhao and Liang Chen (team509) with Zero Day Initiative as MS14-051 as confirmed bulletin (Technet) via ZDI (Zero Day Initiative). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-2819 since 04/10/2014. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/10/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 3303 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 77169 (MS14-051: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2976627)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 100208 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update (MS14-051)).

Applying the patch MS14-051 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 (94976) and Tenable (77169). Similar entries are available at 67329, 67337, 67336 and 67334.








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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Nessus ID: 77169
Nessus Name: MS14-051: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2976627)
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OpenVAS ID: 800989
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (2976627)
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Patch: MS14-051


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Advisory: MS14-051
Researcher: Zeguang Zhao, Liang Chen (team509)
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-2819 (🔍)

X-Force: 94976
SecurityTracker: 1030715 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Mulitple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 45784 - [MS14-051] Microsoft Internet Explorer 7-11 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability - CVE-2014-2819, Medium
SecurityFocus: 69095 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-2819 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Created: 08/13/2014 11:45 AM
Updated: 02/10/2022 02:14 PM
Changes: 08/13/2014 11:45 AM (75), 04/07/2017 12:11 PM (17), 02/10/2022 02:14 PM (2)
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