Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Privelege escalation

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2014081202 - Privilege escalation in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Internet Explorer

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-2817

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The weakness exists due to the failure to properly validate permissions. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into visiting it, gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

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

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.