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Web Attack: MSIE Use After Free CVE-2013-1347

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects an attempt to exploit the Use-After-Free vulnerability attack against Windows Internet Explorer.

Additional Information

Microsoft Internet Explorer is a Web browser available for Microsoft Windows.

Internet Explorer is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability due to a use-after-free condition. Specifically, this issue exists because Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that was already freed.

Attackers can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to view a specially crafted webpage.

Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions.

Affected

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 is affected.

Response

Upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer.
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