#VU855 Memory corruption in Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer

Published: 2016-10-12 | Updated: 2017-02-27

Vulnerability identifier: #VU855

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3390


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Edge
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor: Microsoft

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error in the Scripting Engine when handling malicious files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted content, trick the victim into downloading it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability will result in arbitrary code execution.

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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Edge:

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 11

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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.

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