Tag Archive | "IE"


01 May 2014 | 761 views

Microsoft Confirms Internet Explorer 0-Day

So during the past weekend, Microsoft confirmed an Internet Explorer 0-day that is actually being used in targeted online attacks. Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution It will be interesting to see if they push an out of band patch for this one or just wait for the next Patch Tuesday. It’s [...]

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19 February 2014 | 1,249 views

2 Different Hacker Groups Exploit The Same IE 0-Day

It hasn’t been too long since the last serious Internet Explorer 0-day, back in November it was used in drive-by attacks – Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks. And earlier last year there was an emergency patch issued – Microsoft Rushes Out ‘Fix It’ For Internet Explorer 0-day Exploit. [...]

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12 November 2013 | 1,533 views

Another IE 0-Day Hole Found & Used By In-Memory Drive By Attacks

So another IE 0-Day has been uncovered, and is in use in the wild for drive-by attacks on unwitting web users. I have to say, technically speaking, this attack is rather impressive – in terms of the exploit, the delivery method and the way that it runs. It retrieves the PE headers from a DLL [...]

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17 August 2012 | 1,061 views

Microsoft Patches Critical Security Vulnerabilities In Windows, Office, IE, Exchange & SQL Server

Another huge raft of critical fixes has been pushed out by Microsoft across almost their entire range of products, including client and server side software and the Windows OS itself. It’s been a while since I’ve seen such a huge variety of security issues in one update including 5 critical vulnerabilities. If you are running [...]

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10 March 2011 | 8,910 views

Day One At Pwn2Own Takes Out Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari

Well it’s March again and well we love March because it’s Pwn2Own time! Every year around this time we get some goodies to discuss way back since: 2008 – Mac owned on 2nd day of Pwn2Own hack contest 2009 – Charlie Miller Does It Again At PWN2OWN 2010 – Mozilla Beats Apple & Microsoft to [...]

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04 January 2011 | 9,700 views

Internet Explorer Zero-Day Accidentally Leaked To Chinese Hackers

First up, happy new year – let’s hope 2011 is an interesting year for the infosec community. Anyway today’s story is about the recently released tool cross_fuzz by Michal Zalewski and an inadvertent leak that have occurred. tl;dr version is something like this: Michal Zalewski writes a DOM fuzzer, fuzzes IE, finds flaws, Chinese dudes [...]

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08 September 2010 | 6,658 views

Microsoft Investigates IE CSS Cross-Origin Theft Vulnerability

There’s a lot of circumstantial evidence surround this as Microsoft themselves haven’t clarified or publicly announced anything related to the CSS Cross-Origin Theft bug – but it seems fairly clear. Some media sources are quoting it as a ‘new bug‘ – which it isn’t, according to other sources it has been known about for at [...]

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21 July 2010 | 8,976 views

Clever Attack Allows Theft Of Names & Addresses From IE & Safari

There has been some very clever attacks lately, especially involving browsers and the kind of data they can leak when probed the right way. The biggest press recently was generated by the history leak that occurs in most browsers. Another clever attack that got some coverage lately was tabnapping and the latest is another fascinating [...]

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09 June 2010 | 9,684 views

Microsoft Patches At Least 34 Bugs Including Pwn2Own Vulnerability

What a massive mother-load of patches Microsoft has unleashed on this month patching more than 34 security vulnerabilities including the fairly high profile vulnerability exploited at the Pwn2Own contest earlier this year in April. Good news as long as all the average Internet users actually use Windows Update and install the latest patches, which somehow [...]

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15 December 2008 | 7,899 views

IE7 Exploit Also Affects IE5, IE6 and IE8! More Users In Trouble

I’m sure you’ve heard about the Microsoft IE7 Exploit that allows Remote Code Execution on XP & Vista, it turns out it’s actually much worse than first expected. The exploit also affects IE5.01, IE6 and IE8 on all OS versions! That’s a pretty worrying turn of events for MS especially as they are seemingly leaving [...]

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