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Web Attack: MSIE CVE-2013-2551 6

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 an attempt to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer which may result in remote code execution.

Additional Information

Microsoft Internet Explorer is a Web browser available for Microsoft Windows.

Internet Explorer is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability due to a use-after-free condition. Specifically, this issue exists because Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that was already deleted.

Attackers can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to view a specially crafted webpage.

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

  • Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 ,9, and 10
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
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  • Google+
  • YouTube