Advisory Details

May 10th, 2016

Microsoft Internet Explorer Add-on Installer Enhanced Protected Mode Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-16-275
ZDI-CAN-3506

CVE ID CVE-2016-0194
CVSS SCORE 4.7, (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Internet Explorer
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 24549. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass the Enhanced Protected Mode sandbox of vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer and disclose file contents. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the Internet Explorer Add-on Installer component. An attacker can use this component to read the contents of any file that the current user has access to.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-051.aspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-01-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-05-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Thomas Vanhoutte
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