Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10/11 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10/11 (Web Browser). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The issue has been introduced in 03/16/2010. The weakness was presented 11/11/2014 by 0016EECD9D7159A949DAD3BC17E0A939 with Zero Day Initiative as MS14-065 as confirmed bulletin (Technet) via ZDI (Zero Day Initiative). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-6343 since 09/11/2014. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. 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 1701 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 79126 (MS14-065: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3003057)), 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 100215 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update (MS14-065)).

Applying the patch MS14-065 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. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 16552.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (98353) and Tenable (79126). See 68169, 68166, 68167 and 68168 for similar entries.








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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 79126
Nessus Name: MS14-065: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3003057)
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Advisory: MS14-065
Researcher: 0016EECD9D7159A949DAD3BC17E0A939
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-6343 (🔍)

X-Force: 98353 - Microsoft Internet Explorer code execution, High Risk
SecurityTracker: 1031185 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Memory Corruption Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, and Bypass ASLR Security Protection
Vulnerability Center: 47022 - [MS14-065] Internet Explorer 9 Through 11 on Workstations Remote Host Privilege due to Memory Corruption - CVE-2014-6343, Critical
SecurityFocus: 70344 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-6343 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 11/12/2014 05:00 PM
Updated: 02/24/2022 02:44 PM
Changes: 11/12/2014 05:00 PM (79), 04/07/2017 12:11 PM (8), 02/24/2022 02:44 PM (3)
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