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Microsoft Internet Explorer
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers
This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.
CWE-416 - Use After Free
Exploit availability: YesDescription
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The weakness exists due to use-after-free error in the CGenericElement object. A remote attacker can create specially crafted Web page, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.
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Q & A
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?
The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.