#VU5246 Security bypass


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

Vulnerability identifier: #VU5246

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3353

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 bypass security restrictions on the target system.

The weakness exists due to improper handling of .URL files from the Internet zone. A remot attacker can create a specially crafted .URL file, trick the victim into opening it and bypass security features in the victim's browser.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in security bypass on the target system.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 9 - 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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