Microsoft Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10/11 VBscript/JScript Engine access control

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10/11 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown part of the component VBscript/JScript Engine. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-264. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The issue has been introduced in 07/27/2005. The weakness was shared 05/12/2015 as MS15-043 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-1688 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 price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/11/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 3576 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 83358 (MS15-043: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3049563)), 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 100232 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update (MS15-043)).

Applying the patch MS15-043 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.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (83358). Further details are available at krebsonsecurity.com. The entries 75247, 75248, 75249 and 75250 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: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 83358
Nessus Name: MS15-043: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3049563)
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Patch: MS15-043
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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS15-043
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-1688 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1032282 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Bypass ASLR and Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 50027 - [MS15-043] Microsoft Internet Explorer 7-11 Remote Privileges Escalation Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 74519 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2015-1688 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Created: 05/13/2015 11:37 AM
Updated: 05/11/2022 08:35 AM
Changes: 05/13/2015 11:37 AM (74), 04/07/2017 12:13 PM (8), 05/11/2022 08:35 AM (2)
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