Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 access control

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (Web Browser) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 10/13/2015 by Jack Tang with Trend Micro as MS15-106 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-6044 since 08/14/2015. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful 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 06/20/2022). 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 86367 (MS15-106: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3096441)), 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 100259 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update (MS15-106)).

Applying the patch MS15-106 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.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (86367). is providing further details. The entries 78362, 78363, 78364 and 78365 are pretty similar.








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

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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Nessus ID: 86367
Nessus Name: MS15-106: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3096441)
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Patch: MS15-106


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Advisory: MS15-106
Researcher: Jack Tang
Organization: Trend Micro
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-6044 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1033800 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Bugs Let Remote Users Bypass ASLR, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, Gain Elevated Privileges, and Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 53384 - [MS15-106] Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Remote Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 76992 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2015-6044 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Created: 10/14/2015 10:35 AM
Updated: 06/20/2022 06:48 PM
Changes: 10/14/2015 10:35 AM (68), 04/07/2017 12:14 PM (11), 06/20/2022 06:48 PM (2)
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