11-11-2013 01:21 PM - edited 11-11-2013 01:24 PM
Attackers are exploiting serious vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer in a watering hole attack, researchers from security firm FireEye warned. Users tricked into accessing the infected website are hit with malware that infects the computer's memory in a classic drive-by attack.
Attackers have embeded the malicious code which exploits at least two zero-day flaws in Internet Explorer into "a strategically important website, known to draw visitors that are likely interested in national and international security policy," FireEye said in its analysis last week. FireEye did not identify the site beyond the fact that it was based in the United States.
"The exploit leverages a new information leakage vulnerability and an IE out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability to achieve code execution," FireEye researchers wrote. "It is one vulnerability being exploited in various different ways."
11-11-2013 04:00 PM
Microsoft reveals Internet Explorer 0-day flaw used in drive-by attacks will be patched on November 12
Thanks Jeff for the info and Microsoft will have a patch tomorrow to fix this vulnerability!
Microsoft today announced the latest Internet Explorer 0-day flaw (CVE-2013-3918 will be fixed on this month’s Patch Tuesday. The patch will thus be released on Tuesday (tomorrow) at approximately 10:00 AM PDT.
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