Microsoft to plug critical IE vulnerability tomorrow with an out-of-band patch - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Techist Forum Information > News > Software
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-13-2013, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Destroyer of headlines
 
Megatron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Headlines
Posts: 629
Default Microsoft to plug critical IE vulnerability tomorrow with an out-of-band patch

Microsoft has stated that they will be releasing an out-of-band patch to plug up a critical exploit that affects IE6 - 8 and could allow for remote code execution. The out of band patch is marked as critical and will arrive on January 14th; the update will require you to restart your machine.

This patch will plug up the hole that the Microsoft Security Advisory #2794220 that was reported on December 29th. The exploit that this patch will fix is detailed below:

Quote:
The vulnerability is a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated. The vulnerability may corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user within Internet Explorer. An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website.
The easiest way to avoid this flaw is to upgrade your browser and, naturally, Microsoft recommends either IE9 or IE10 to help keep your machine protected.

The patch will be pushed out at approximately 10AM PST.

Source
Megatron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.