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Web Attack: Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge CVE-2016-3295

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 attempts to exploit a Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge.

Additional Information

Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge are web browsers available for Windows.

Internet Explorer is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability because it fails to properly access objects in memory.

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

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.

Edge and Internet Explorer 10 and 11 are vulnerable.

Affected

  • Edge and Internet Explorer 10 and 11 are vulnerable.
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