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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS16-002 Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3124904) Microsoft Edge Critical 13-01-2016

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Microsoft Edge.

Detailed Information on the risk:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Chakra JavaScript engine renders when handling 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.
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. An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked “safe for initialization” in an application or Microsoft Office document that hosts the Edge rendering engine.

Further information on this exploit is available at : MS16-002

Microsoft Edge

Affected Software

Microsoft Edge