Microsoft Patches Critical IE Flaw Exploited in the Wild

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mike Lennon


Microsoft issued an emergency out-of-band update on Tuesday to fix a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-2502) being actively exploited in the wild and affecting all versions of Internet Explorer from IE 7 through 11.

The flaw is a remote code execution vulnerability that exists when Internet Explorer improperly accesses objects in memory, and if exploited could corrupt memory and allow an attacker to execute malicious code on a system with the access rights of the current user.

The flaw could be combined with other vulnerabilities to elevate to administrator privileges, Bobby Kuzma, systems engineer at Core Security, told SecurityWeek.

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