Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (Web Browser). Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software 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. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 12/08/2015 as MS15-124 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-6159 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. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/29/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87253 (MS15-124: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3116180)), 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 91138 (Microsoft Edge Cumulative Security Update (MS15-125)).

Applying the patch MS15-124 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 (87253). Similar entries are available at 79445, 79446, 79447 and 79448.

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

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.0
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 87253
Nessus Name: MS15-124: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3116180)
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Patch: MS15-124

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08/14/2015 🔍
12/08/2015 +116 days 🔍
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06/29/2022 +2393 days 🔍

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Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS15-124
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-6159 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1034315
SecurityFocus: 78481

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Created: 12/09/2015 10:00 AM
Updated: 06/29/2022 01:18 AM
Changes: (2) source_securityfocus source_nessus_risk
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