Microsoft Releases Important Patch For Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 Internet Explorer Zero Day Bug

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Microsoft has rolled out a security update to Windows 10 October 2018 update, April 2018 Update, Fall Creators Update, Creators Update, Anniversary Update, and the original version of Windows 10 as it aims to fix a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability allows remote code execution

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer. 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. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.” the advisory read

In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website, for example, by sending an email.

The update released fixed the problems. “Customers who have Windows Update enabled and have applied the latest security updates, are protected automatically,” the company wrote, advising customers to enable automatic updates.

You can download the updates via the Microsoft Catalog website

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