Microsoft Edge memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in Microsoft Edge (Web Browser) (affected version not known). Affected by this issue is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 01/12/2016 as MS16-002 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-0003 since 12/04/2015. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. 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 06/21/2018).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 87878 (MS16-002: Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3124904)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 91154 (Microsoft Edge Cumulative Security Update (MS16-002)).

Applying the patch MS16-002 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 21329.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityTracker (ID 1034649), Vulnerability Center (SBV-55646) and Tenable (87878). Similar entry is available at 80225.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 87878
Nessus Name: MS16-002: Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3124904)
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OpenVAS ID: 802074
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Edge Multiple Vulnerabilities (3124904)
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Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS16-002
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-0003 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1034649
Vulnerability Center: 55646 - [MS16-002] Microsoft Edge Remote Code Execution due to Memory Corruption, Critical
SecurityFocus: 79893

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Created: 01/14/2016 10:42 AM
Updated: 06/21/2018 08:58 AM
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