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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
CVE-2017-11813 Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 Critical 11-10-2017

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Internet Explorer improperly accesses objects in memory. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user.

Detailed Information on the risk:
An attacker could host a specially crafted website designed to exploit the vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites, or websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements, by adding specially crafted content that could exploit the vulnerability. However, in all cases an attacker would have no way to force a user to view the attacker-controlled content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince a user to take action, typically by an enticement in an email or instant message, or by getting the user to open an attachment sent through email.

Further information on this exploit is available at : CVE-2017-11813

Affected Software

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11