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Web Attack: Microsoft Edge Memory Corruption CVE-2018-8556

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 current user. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause a denial-of-service condition.

Additional Information

Chakra is a JavaScript engine developed by Microsoft for its Microsoft Edge web browser. ChakraCore is the core part of Chakra JavaScript engine.

Microsoft ChakraCore is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability because it fails to properly handle objects in memory.

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 Edge

Response

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
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