Microsoft Edge Scripting Engine memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Edge (Web Browser) (the affected version unknown) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown part of the component Scripting Engine. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 12/13/2016. The weakness was presented 12/13/2016 with Microsoft as MS16-145 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at technet.microsoft.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-7297 since 09/09/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/08/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 95809 (MS16-145: Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3204062)), 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 91316 (Microsoft Edge Cumulative Security Update (MS16-145)).

Applying the patch MS16-145 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 (95809).

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
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Nessus ID: 95809
Nessus Name: MS16-145: Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3204062)
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OpenVAS ID: 800873
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Edge Multiple Vulnerabilities (3204062)
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Patch: MS16-145

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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: MS16-145
Organization: Microsoft
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2016-7297 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1037444
SecurityFocus: 94751 - Microsoft Edge CVE-2016-7297 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Entryinfo

Created: 12/14/2016 02:00 PM
Updated: 10/08/2022 10:01 AM
Changes: 12/14/2016 02:00 PM (62), 07/07/2019 08:06 AM (11), 10/08/2022 09:58 AM (3), 10/08/2022 10:01 AM (11)
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