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Web Attack: CVE-2018-8629 Microsoft Edge Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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

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.

Additional Information

Microsoft Edge is a web browser available for Windows.

Microsoft Edge is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability. Specifically, this issue exists because the Chakra scripting engine 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
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube