#VU5240 Privilege escalation


Published: 2016-09-13 | Updated: 2017-02-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5240

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3292

CWE-ID: CWE-20

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Microsoft

Description
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper checking of zone and integrity settings. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted content, trick the victim into opening it, escape the sandbox and gain elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability results in information disclosure on the vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 10 - 11

Microsoft Edge: All versions


CPE

External links
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-104


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?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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