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MS13-097 Registry Symlink IE Sandbox Escape

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MS13-097 Registry Symlink IE Sandbox Escape



This module exploits a vulnerability in Internet Explorer Sandbox which allows to escape the Enhanced Protected Mode and execute code with Medium Integrity. The vulnerability exists in the IESetProtectedModeRegKeyOnly function from the ieframe.dll component, which can be abused to force medium integrity IE to user influenced keys. By using registry symlinks it's possible force IE to add a policy entry in the registry and finally bypass Enhanced Protected Mode.


  • James Forshaw
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/local/ms13_097_ie_registry_symlink
msf exploit(ms13_097_ie_registry_symlink) > show targets
msf exploit(ms13_097_ie_registry_symlink) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(ms13_097_ie_registry_symlink) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(ms13_097_ie_registry_symlink) > exploit

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