CVE-2015-0072 (internet_explorer)

National Cyber Awareness System

Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2015-0072

Original release date: 02/07/2015

Last revised: 02/09/2015



Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and 11 allows remote attackers to bypass the Same Origin Policy and inject arbitrary web script or HTML via vectors involving an IFRAME element that triggers a redirect, a second IFRAME element that does not trigger a redirect, and an eval of a WindowProxy object, aka “Universal XSS (UXSS).”


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 8.6

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism

Access Complexity: Medium

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: MISC


External Source: MISC


External Source: FULLDISC

Name: 20150131 Major Internet Explorer Vulnerability – NOT Patched

External Source: MISC


External Source: MISC


Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:microsoft:internet_explorer:10
* cpe:/a:microsoft:internet_explorer:11:-

Technical Details

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)

Change History 1 change record found – show changes


Quality Assurance – 2/9/2015 2:26:13 PM
Action Type Old Value New Value
Added CPE Configuration
Added CWE
Changed Reference Type
Added CVSS Vector

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