Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9/10/11 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9/10/11 (Web Browser). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 through 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."

The issue has been introduced in 03/05/2008. The weakness was shared 05/12/2015 by Jack Tang with Zero Day Initiative as MS15-043 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). It is possible to read the advisory at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2015-1709 since 02/17/2015. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. 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 pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/17/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2624 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. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 19732.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (83358). Additional details are provided at krebsonsecurity.com. The entries 75247, 75248, 75249 and 75250 are related to this item.

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
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Nessus ID: 83358
Nessus Name: MS15-043: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3049563)
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Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS15-043
Researcher: Jack Tang
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-1709 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1032282 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Bypass ASLR and Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 50033 - [MS15-043] Microsoft Internet Explorer 8-11 Remote Code Execution due to Memory Corruption - CVE-2015-1709, Critical
SecurityFocus: 74512 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2015-1709 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 05/13/2015 11:37 AM
Updated: 05/17/2022 07:44 AM
Changes: 05/13/2015 11:37 AM (72), 04/07/2017 12:13 PM (11), 05/17/2022 07:44 AM (2)
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