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Sid 1-40940

Message

FILE-OFFICE Microsoft Office hyperlink object out of bounds read attempt

Summary

The Hyperlink Object Library in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 through 11 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory via a crafted URL in a (1) e-mail message or (2) Office document, aka "Internet Explorer Information Disclosure Vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS base score 4.3 CVSS impact score 1.4 CVSS exploitability score 2.8 confidentialityImpact LOW integrityImpact NONE availabilityImpact NONE

CVE-2016-0059:

CVSS base score 4.3

CVSS impact score 1.4

CVSS exploitability score 2.8

Confidentiality Impact LOW

Integrity Impact NONE

Availability Impact NONE

CVE-2016-7278:

CVSS base score 5.3

CVSS impact score 3.6

CVSS exploitability score 1.6

Confidentiality Impact HIGH

Integrity Impact NONE

Availability Impact NONE

Detailed information

CVE-2016-0059: The Hyperlink Object Library in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 through 11 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory via a crafted URL in a (1) e-mail message or (2) Office document, aka "Internet Explorer Information Disclosure Vulnerability."

CVE-2016-7278: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 through 11 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory via a crafted web site, aka "Windows Hyperlink Object Library Information Disclosure Vulnerability."

Affected systems

  • microsoft internet_explorer 9
  • microsoft internet_explorer 10
  • microsoft internet_explorer 11

Ease of attack

CVE-2016-0059:

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

CVE-2016-7278:

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches.

Contributors

  • Talos research team.
  • This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology.
  • For more information see nvd.

Additional References

  • technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms16-009
  • technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS16-144