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Web Attack: Microsoft IE CVE-2019-0918

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.

Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability. Specifically, this issue occurs because the 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

  • Multiple versions of Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11.
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  • YouTube