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IE V6-11 Major Zero-Day Flaw Out In The Wild

The U.S. Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a statement recommending people not use Internet Explorer until Microsoft released a patch to fix a newly found exploit.

This past weekend, Microsoft issued a security advisory for all supported versions of its Internet Explorer web browser, due to recently discovered attacks that used a newly found zero day exploit. The issue is so serious, the U.S. Homeland Security department has issued its own warning about the IE exploit.

The vulnerability 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.


Microsoft says that hackers could create a website made specifically to take advantage of this exploit and then lure people to visit it via emails or other means. So far, the company has not announced when they plan to release a patch for this issue.

Original Article available @ http://www.neowin.net/news/us-homeland-security-recommends-not-using-ie-until-microsoft-releases-patch
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Update: Today Microsoft has issued a fix for this, its available via Windows Update!
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