Microsoft Internet Explorer 10/11 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 10/11 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown processing. 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 04/12/2011. The weakness was disclosed 02/10/2015 by Jason Kratzer with Zero Day Initiative as MS15-009 as confirmed bulletin (Technet) via ZDI (Zero Day Initiative). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-0027 since 11/18/2014. 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 1400 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 16856.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (81262). Further details are available at The entries 68354, 69108, 69109 and 69110 are pretty similar.








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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.0

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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: Jason Kratzer
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-0027 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1031723 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Mulitple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Gain Elevated Privileges, and Bypass the ASLR Security Feature
Vulnerability Center: 48561 - [MS15-009] Microsoft Internet Explorer Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2015-0027, Critical
SecurityFocus: 72441 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2015-0027 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 02/11/2015 09:33 AM
Updated: 03/09/2022 08:02 AM
Changes: 02/11/2015 09:33 AM (73), 04/07/2017 12:12 PM (10), 03/09/2022 07:57 AM (3), 03/09/2022 08:02 AM (1)
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