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Web Attack: Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2018-8653

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 the attempt to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user. Failed attacks will cause denial of service conditions.

Additional Information

Microsoft Internet Explorer is a web browser available for Windows.

Internet Explorer is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability because it fails to properly handle 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 the denial of service conditions.

Affected

  • Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 are vulnerable.
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