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  • the.heretic10 the.heretic10 Sep 18, 2013 9:01 PM Flag

    M$ issues an emergency fix for Internet Explorer zero day vulnerability

    The tragedy that is M$ insecurity drags on and on...

    The remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way IE accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or not properly allocated.
    "The vulnerability may corrupt memory [allowing] an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user within Internet Explorer," Microsoft said in the advisory. "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 exploit depends on a Microsoft Office DLL compiled without Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) to locate the right memory segment to attack.
    The attacker exploits the vulnerability by setting up a malicious webpage that uses Javascript code to prepare a use-after-free condition, where previously allocated memory, whose content the attacker can control, is accessed after it has been marked as not in use anymore.
    Security company Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kendek advised that the DLL involved is "extremely common" and most likely will not lower the affected population by much.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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    • the tragedy on this board is the tragedy of the douchebag phands drags on and on

      Endless tales of evil and incompetance emanating from Redmond are no more than the ravings of a looonatik- one whose brain is ravaged by psychotic hate brought on by his terminal HIV infections. Not once has this looonatik denounced the 'sux based OS's or Iturds -so intense is his hatred of Microsoft. Why does Yahoo continue to let this evil and totally biased voice post on this board??? I call on Yahoo to do its duty to Christianity and Western Civilization and staunch the lies of the board douchebag and silence him by barring his posts for all time

    • It pays to run new versions, s.k.a.n.k.

      "Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9."

    • Zero day vulnerability is not even a problem if IE is set to "Restricted Mode" and even if it's not the user has to "Click" on a email message and $MS if aware and working on a fix.

      $MS has the know how and resources to destroy any attack while Linux users are left to fend for themselves because of lack of money and no Linux user is smart enough to fix a problem.

      By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. This mode mitigates this vulnerability.

      In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these websites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website.

      Sentiment: Sell

    • IE gets malware exploits faster than any other browser.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

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