Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 resource management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (Web Browser). This affects some 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 summary by CVE is:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 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," a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-1659 and CVE-2015-1665.

The issue has been introduced in 06/26/2013. The weakness was presented 04/14/2015 with Microsoft as MS15-032 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-1662 since 02/17/2015. 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 657 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 82770 (MS15-032: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3038314)), 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 100229 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update (MS15-032)).

Applying the patch MS15-032 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at technet.microsoft.com. A possible mitigation has been published 3 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 19701.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (82770). See 74847, 74849, 74850 and 74851 for similar entries.

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

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Nessus ID: 82770
Nessus Name: MS15-032: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3038314)
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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS15-032
Organization: Microsoft
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-1662 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1032108 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Bypass ASLR and Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 49655 - [MS15-032] Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability due to a Memory Corruption, Critical
SecurityFocus: 73997 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2015-1662 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 04/15/2015 10:35 AM
Updated: 05/06/2022 09:40 AM
Changes: 04/15/2015 10:35 AM (74), 04/07/2017 12:12 PM (9), 05/06/2022 09:40 AM (3)
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