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. Affected is an unknown code block. 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 shared 02/10/2015 by Bo Qu with Palo Alto Networks as MS15-009 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-0068 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 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.

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 19362.

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 related to this item.








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

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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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: Bo Qu
Organization: Palo Alto Networks
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-0068 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1031723 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Mulitple Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code, Gain Elevated Privileges, and Bypass the ASLR Security Feature
Vulnerability Center: 48588 - [MS15-009] Microsoft Internet Explorer Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2015-0068, Critical
SecurityFocus: 72424 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2015-0068 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 02/11/2015 09:33 AM
Updated: 03/10/2022 09:02 AM
Changes: 02/11/2015 09:33 AM (74), 04/07/2017 12:12 PM (8), 03/10/2022 08:58 AM (3), 03/10/2022 09:02 AM (1)
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