Vulnerability identifier: #VU847
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: Yes
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain elevated privileges.
The weakness is due to improper defense of private namespace by the browser. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted content, trick the victim into downloading it, gain privileged permissions to the namespace directory on the system.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability will result in privilege escalation on the vulnerable system.
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Vulnerable software versions
Microsoft Internet Explorer: 10, 11
Microsoft Edge: All versions
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.