Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/8 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/8 (Web Browser). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-399. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and 8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted web site, aka "Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

The issue has been introduced in 03/22/2001. The weakness was shared 02/10/2015 by Yuki Chen with Qihoo 360 as MS15-009 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). It is possible to read the advisory at technet.microsoft.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-0029 since 11/18/2014. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful 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 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 technet.microsoft.com. 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 19383.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (81262). isc.sans.edu is providing further details.

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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
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Nessus ID: 81262
Nessus Name: MS15-009: Security Update for Internet Explorer (3034682)
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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS15-009
Researcher: Yuki Chen
Organization: Qihoo 360
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-0029 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1031723 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Mulitple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Gain Elevated Privileges, and Bypass the ASLR Security Feature
Vulnerability Center: 48563 - [MS15-009] Microsoft Internet Explorer Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2015-0029, Critical
SecurityFocus: 72443 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2015-0029 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Entryinfo

Created: 02/11/2015 09:33 AM
Updated: 03/09/2022 08:10 AM
Changes: 02/11/2015 09:33 AM (74), 04/07/2017 12:12 PM (10), 03/09/2022 08:10 AM (3)
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Cache ID: 3:55B:40

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