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Web Attack: Microsoft Edge CVE-2016-3294

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 execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user.

Additional Information

Microsoft Edge is a web browser available for Windows.

Microsoft Edge is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability because it improperly accesses objects in memory.

Attackers can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to view a specially crafted web page. This allows the attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user. Failed attacks will cause denial of service conditions.

Affected

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube