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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
CVE-2017-8524 Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Internet Explorer Critical 14-06-2017

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way JavaScript engines render when handling objects in memory in Microsoft browsers. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

Detailed Information on the risk:

In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website designed to exploit the vulnerability through a Microsoft browser and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked “safe for initialization” in an application or Microsoft Office document that hosts the browser rendering engine. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements.

Further information on this exploit is available at : CVE-2017-8524

Affected Software

Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft Edge