Microsoft Edge Same-Origin Policy 7pk security

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Microsoft Edge (Web Browser) (affected version unknown). Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the component Same-Origin Policy Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a 7pk security vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-254. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Microsoft Edge allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy via unspecified vectors, aka "Microsoft Edge Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2016-0158.

The weakness was shared 04/12/2016 with Microsoft as MS16-038 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2016-0161 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. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 07/14/2022). The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1211.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 90432 (MS16-038: Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3148532)), 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 l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 91202 (Microsoft Edge Cumulative Security Update (MS16-038)).

Applying the patch MS16-038 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 24135.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (90432), SecurityFocus (BID 85902†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-58109†).






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Class: 7pk security
CWE: CWE-254

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 90432
Nessus Name: MS16-038: Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3148532)
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OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Edge Multiple Vulnerabilities (3148532)
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Advisory: MS16-038
Organization: Microsoft
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-0161 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 85902 - Microsoft Edge CVE-2016-0161 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1035522
Vulnerability Center: 58109 - [MS16-038] Microsoft Edge Remote Security Bypass Vulnerability via JavaScript Code - CVE-2016-0161, Medium


Created: 04/13/2016 10:04 AM
Updated: 07/14/2022 01:38 AM
Changes: 04/13/2016 10:04 AM (76), 02/04/2019 12:42 PM (15), 07/14/2022 01:38 AM (3)
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