Memory Corruption in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Published: 2018-12-20 00:34:55
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8653
CVSSv3 8.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Microsoft Internet Explorer
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing web pages. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8653

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