#VU929 Memory corruption


Published: 2016-10-12 | Updated: 2017-02-15

Vulnerability identifier: #VU929

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-2016-3385

CWE-ID: CWE-119

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Microsoft

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

The weakness exists due to boundary error when handling malicious files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted content, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Internet Explorer: 9, 10, 11

CPE

External links
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-118


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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