Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7/8/9 code injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7/8/9 (Web Browser). Affected is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-94. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 07/09/2013 by Aniway as ms13-jul as confirmed bulletin (Technet) via ZDI (Zero Day Initiative). The advisory is shared for download at The public release was coordinated in cooperation with the vendor. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2013-3147 since 04/17/2013. The attack needs to approached within the local network. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. 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 $0-$5k (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 13044.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 60960), Secunia (SA54060), Vulnerability Center (SBV-40405) and Tenable (67212). See 9399, 9400, 9401 and 9402 for similar entries.





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

VulDB Base Score: 5.5
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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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Patch: MS13-JUL
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Advisory: ms13-jul
Researcher: Aniway
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-3147 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 60960
Secunia: 54060 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Vulnerabilities, Extremely Critical
Vulnerability Center: 40405 - [MS13-055] Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 - 9 Memory Corruption Vulnerability Allows Remote Code Execution \\ DoS - CVE-2013-3147, Critical
OSVDB: 94971 - Microsoft IE CElement::BubbleBecomeCurrent Function onbeforeeditfocus Event Handling Use-after-free Arbitrary Code Execution

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Created: 07/10/2013 03:43 PM
Updated: 05/18/2021 09:25 AM
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Committer: olku


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