#VU5244 Memory corruption in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge

Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5244

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3325


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

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 obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error when handling a malicious file. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted content, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and gain access to potentially sensitive data.

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

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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 11

Microsoft Edge:

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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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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