Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10/11 Memory information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10/11 (Web Browser). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (Memory). CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 through 11 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory via a crafted web site, aka "Internet Explorer Information Disclosure Vulnerability."

The weakness was presented 10/13/2015 as MS15-106 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-6046 since 08/14/2015. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

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. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 21294.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (86367). Further details are available at See 78362, 78363, 78364 and 78365 for similar entries.








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Name: Memory
Class: Information disclosure / Memory
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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

CVE: CVE-2015-6046 (🔍)
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: 53385 - [MS15-106] Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 - 11 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, Critical
SecurityFocus: 76982

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Created: 10/14/2015 10:35 AM
Updated: 06/20/2022 06:55 PM
Changes: 10/14/2015 10:35 AM (69), 04/07/2017 12:14 PM (7), 06/20/2022 06:55 PM (3)
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