Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10/11 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10/11 (Web Browser). Affected is an unknown code. 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 released 03/08/2016 by Hui Gao with Palo Alto Networks. as MS16-023 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-0107 since 12/04/2015. 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 vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 89746 (MS16-023: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3142015)), 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 100277 (Microsoft Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (MS16-023)).

Applying the patch MS16-023 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 23889.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-57068) and Tenable (89746). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 81241, 81242, 81243 and 81244.






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  • end of life

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

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Nessus ID: 89746
Nessus Name: MS16-023: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3142015)
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OpenVAS ID: 802074
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (3142015)
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Advisory: MS16-023
Researcher: Hui Gao
Organization: Palo Alto Networks.
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-0107 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1035203
Vulnerability Center: 57068 - [MS16-023] Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2016-0107, Critical
SecurityFocus: 84015 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2016-0107 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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Created: 03/09/2016 10:48 AM
Updated: 07/09/2022 03:16 PM
Changes: 03/09/2016 10:48 AM (67), 04/07/2017 12:15 PM (21), 07/09/2022 03:11 PM (4), 07/09/2022 03:16 PM (1)
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