#VU5245 Memory corruption in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge

Published: 2016-09-13 | Updated: 2022-05-24

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5245

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3351


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 obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

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

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

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 10 - 11

Microsoft Edge:


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