Remote code execution in Microsoft Internet Explorer



Published: 2014-03-11 | Updated: 2017-01-20
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2014-0324
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Microsoft Internet Explorer
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Memory corruption

EUVDB-ID: #VU5210

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0324

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 8, 9, 10, 11

CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms14-012

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.



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