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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Multiple Memory Corruption Errors Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035521
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035521
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0154, CVE-2016-0159, CVE-2016-0160, CVE-2016-0162, CVE-2016-0164, CVE-2016-0166   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 12 2016
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9, 10, 11
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2016-0154, CVE-2016-0159, CVE-2016-0164, CVE-2016-0166].

A remote authenticated user can run a specially crafted application to trigger a dynamic link library (DLL) file validation error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2016-0160].

The browser does not properly handle JavaScript [CVE-2016-0162]. A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will detect if specific files exist on the target user's system.

B6BEB4D5E828CF0CCB47BB24AAC22515 (via HP's Zero Day Initiative), Henry Li (zenhumany) of Trend Micro (via HP's Zero Day Initiative), Ladislav Janko, working with ESET, Liu Long of the Qihoo 360 Vulcan Team, Sandro Poppi, and Zheng Huang of the Baidu Security Lab reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote user can detect if specific files exist on the target user's system.

Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-037

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-037 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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