#VU5240 Privilege escalation in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge

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

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5240

Vulnerability risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3292


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

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.

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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 10 - 11

Microsoft Edge:


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