Microsoft Internet Explorer up to 11 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer up to 11 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code. 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 03/22/2001. The weakness was presented 02/10/2015 by AdLab with Zero Day Initiative as MS15-009 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-0017 since 11/18/2014. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 5073 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 81262 (MS15-009: Security Update for Internet Explorer (3034682)), 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 100220 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update (MS15-009)).

Applying the patch MS15-009 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 19371.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (81262). Further details are available at See 68354, 69109, 69110 and 69111 for similar entries.








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

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Nessus ID: 81262
Nessus Name: MS15-009: Security Update for Internet Explorer (3034682)
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Advisory: MS15-009
Researcher: AdLab
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-0017 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1031723 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Mulitple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Gain Elevated Privileges, and Bypass the ASLR Security Feature
Vulnerability Center: 48546 - [MS15-009] Microsoft Internet Explorer Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2015-0017, Critical
SecurityFocus: 72402 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2015-0017 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 02/11/2015 09:33 AM
Updated: 03/09/2022 05:51 AM
Changes: 02/11/2015 09:33 AM (73), 04/07/2017 12:12 PM (11), 03/09/2022 05:40 AM (3), 03/09/2022 05:51 AM (1)
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