Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9/10/11 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9/10/11 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The issue has been introduced in 03/05/2008. The weakness was released 11/11/2014 by Bo Qu and SkyLined with Palo Alto Networks as MS14-065 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-6351 since 09/11/2014. 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. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2442 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 16857.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (98361) and Tenable (79126). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 68169, 68166, 68167 and 68168.






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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: Bo Qu/SkyLined
Organization: Palo Alto Networks
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-6351 (🔍)

X-Force: 98361 - 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: 47030 - [MS14-065] Internet Explorer 8 Through 11 on Workstations Remote Host Privilege due to Memory Corruption - CVE-2014-6351, Critical
SecurityFocus: 70323 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-6351 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 11/12/2014 05:00 PM
Updated: 02/24/2022 03:03 PM
Changes: 11/12/2014 05:00 PM (81), 04/07/2017 12:12 PM (8), 02/24/2022 03:03 PM (3)
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