Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 access control

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (Web Browser). This affects some unknown processing. 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 summary by CVE is:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 allows remote attackers to gain privileges via a crafted web site, as demonstrated by a transition from Low Integrity to Medium Integrity, aka "Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."

The weakness was released 09/08/2015 with Zero Day Initiative as MS15-094 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-2489 since 03/19/2015. 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 06/14/2022). 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 scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 85845 (MS15-094: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3089548)), 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 100257 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update (MS15-094)).

Applying the patch MS15-094 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 databases at Tenable (85845), SecurityFocus (BID 76585†), SecurityTracker (ID 1033487†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-52495†).

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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
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Nessus Name: MS15-094: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3089548)
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Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS15-094
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-2489 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 76585 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2015-2489 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1033487 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, Gain Elevated Privileges, Delete Files, and Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 52495 - [MS15-094] Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Remote Security Bypass Vulnerability, Medium

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Created: 09/09/2015 10:01 AM
Updated: 06/14/2022 01:02 PM
Changes: 09/09/2015 10:01 AM (66), 04/07/2017 12:14 PM (11), 06/14/2022 01:02 PM (2)
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