Last Updated: 2018-12-19 19:16:50 UTC
by Xavier Mertens (Version: 1)
Microsoft just published an out-of-band patch for Internet Explorer. It fixes a memory corruption vulnerability in the scripting engine. This vulnerabiliy is identified as CVE-2018-8653.
When successfully exploited, Internet Explorer could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. To exploit the vulnerability, the victim must just visit a malicious web page delivered through a phishing email or social engineering.
Internet Explorer version 9, 10 & 11 are affected. For a detailed list of the affected systems, Microsoft published the details here: https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8653.
Please install the provided patches as soon as possible!
Xavier Mertens (@xme)
Senior ISC Handler - Freelance Cyber Security Consultant