Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10/11 information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9/10/11 (Web Browser). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality.

The weakness was shared 10/11/2016 as MS16-118 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at technet.microsoft.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-3298 since 03/15/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful 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 $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/23/2022). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.This vulnerability is assigned to T1592 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 94009 (MS16-126: Security Update for Microsoft Internet Messaging API (3196067)), 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 100297 (Microsoft Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (MS16-118)).

Applying the patch MS16-118 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 (94009). The entries 92553, 92555, 92556 and 92557 are related to this item.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.7

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 94009
Nessus Name: MS16-126: Security Update for Microsoft Internet Messaging API (3196067)
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OpenVAS ID: 54886
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (3192887)
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Patch: MS16-118

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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS16-118
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-3298 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1036992
SecurityFocus: 93392 - Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2016-3298 Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities

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Created: 10/12/2016 10:24 AM
Updated: 09/23/2022 07:21 AM
Changes: 10/12/2016 10:24 AM (67), 04/07/2017 12:15 PM (12), 09/23/2022 07:15 AM (4), 09/23/2022 07:21 AM (1)
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