Microsoft Internet Explorer up to 6 res URI Remote Privilege Escalation

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Internet Explorer up to 6 (Web Browser) and classified as critical. This issue affects an unknown code of the component res URI Handler. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 11/08/2004 by Benjamin Tobias Franz as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared at The attack may be initiated remotely. A simple authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

After even before and not, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 2 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $100k and more.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 11621), Secunia (SA13124) and SecurityTracker (ID 1012138).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.0

VulDB Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Temp Score: 5.0
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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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11/06/2004 🔍
11/08/2004 +2 days 🔍
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11/09/2004 +1 days 🔍
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04/07/2017 +4532 days 🔍



Researcher: Benjamin Tobias Franz
Status: Not defined
SecurityFocus: 11621 - Microsoft Internet Explorer Local Resource Enumeration Vulnerability
Secunia: 13124 - Microsoft Internet Explorer "res:" URI Handler File Identification Vulnerability, Not Critical
SecurityTracker: 1012138 - Microsoft IE Discloses Whether Specified Files Exist to Remote Users
OSVDB: 11580 - Microsoft IE res: URI Handler File Existence Disclosure

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Created: 11/09/2004 02:22 PM
Updated: 04/07/2017 12:00 PM
Changes: (4) source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class source_sectracker_date source_sectracker_cause
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