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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
CVE-2018-8511 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Microsoft Edge Critical 10-10-2018

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Chakra scripting engine handles objects in memory in Microsoft Edge. 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:
In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through Microsoft Edge and then convince a user to view the website. 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-2018-8511

Affected Software

Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows Server 2019