This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.
CWE-416 - Use After Free
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the scripting engine in JScript.dll. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted webpage, trick the victim into opening 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.
Install update from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Microsoft Internet Explorer: 9, 10, 11CPE
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.