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New IE Zero-Day Used in Watering Hole Attack Targets Memory

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New IE Zero-Day Used in Watering Hole Attack Targets Memory

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."


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Re: New IE Zero-Day Used in Watering Hole Attack Targets Memory

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.

On November 8, Security firm FireEye discovered a new IE 0-day flaw was being exploited in the wild. The company followed up with more details on November 10.


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