#VU5137 Use-after-free error


Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5137

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0322

CWE-ID: CWE-416

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Microsoft

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

The weakness exists due to use-after-free error related to GIFAS. 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: 9, 10

CPE

External links
https://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.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.


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