Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9/10 code injection

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9/10 (Web Browser). This vulnerability affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-94. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 07/09/2013 by Simon Zuckerbraun with Zero Day Initiative as ms13-jul as confirmed bulletin (Technet) via ZDI (Zero Day Initiative). The advisory is available at The public release was coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability was named CVE-2013-3144 since 04/17/2013. Access to the local network is required for this attack. 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 05/18/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 67212 (MS13-055: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2846071)), 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 100157 (Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS13-055)).

Applying the patch MS13-JUL 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 13042.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 60960), Secunia (SA54060), Vulnerability Center (SBV-40398) and Tenable (67212). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 9399, 9400, 9401 and 9402.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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Nessus ID: 67212
Nessus Name: MS13-055: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2846071)
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OpenVAS ID: 903314
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities (2846071)
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Advisory: ms13-jul
Researcher: Simon Zuckerbraun
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-3144 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 60960
Secunia: 54060 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities, Extremely Critical
Vulnerability Center: 40398 - [MS13-055] Microsoft Internet Explorer 8-10 Memory Corruption Vulnerability Allows Remote Code Execution \\ DoS - CVE-2013-3144, Critical
OSVDB: 94968 - Microsoft IE CTreeNode Object Handling Use-after-free Arbitrary Code Execution

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Created: 07/10/2013 03:37 PM
Updated: 05/18/2021 09:11 AM
Changes: (1) source_nessus_risk
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Committer: olku


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