Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10 (Web Browser). It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown functionality. 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 issue has been introduced in 03/16/2010. The weakness was disclosed 06/11/2013 by Ivan Fratric and Ben Hawkes with Google Security Team as MS13-047 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The public release has been coordinated in cooperation with Microsoft. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2013-3114 since 04/17/2013. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/14/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1183 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 66863 (MS13-047: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2838727)), 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 100150 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS13-047)).

Applying the patch MS13-047 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 12987.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (66863). Further details are available at The entries 9083, 9084, 9085 and 9086 are pretty similar.






  • commercial


  • end of life

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
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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: 66863
Nessus Name: MS13-047: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2838727)
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OpenVAS ID: 903309
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (2838727)
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Advisory: MS13-047
Researcher: Ivan Fratric/Ben Hawkes
Organization: Google Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-3114 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 39957 - [MS13-047] Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and 10 Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2013-3114), Critical
SecurityFocus: 60394
Secunia: 53728 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 94109 - Microsoft IE Unspecified Memory Corruption (2013-3114)

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Created: 06/12/2013 10:30 AM
Updated: 05/14/2021 03:43 PM
Changes: 06/12/2013 10:30 AM (56), 04/07/2017 12:03 PM (30), 05/14/2021 03:31 PM (7), 05/14/2021 03:36 PM (2), 05/14/2021 03:43 PM (1)
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