Overview of Windows/Internet Explorer Security Patch
Microsoft has advised Windows/Internet Explorer users to install an “emergency” out-of-band security patch (i.e. not released on patch-Tuesday) for a recently detected Zero-Day-Exploit (i.e an exploit that has already been actively used prior to the release of the patch).
A security flaw in some versions of Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to remotely run malicious code on an affected device. A user could be stealthily infected by visiting a malicious web page or by being tricked into clicking on a link in an email. “An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take control of an affected system,” said Microsoft.
Microsoft also issued a fix for its in-built malware scanner Windows Defender, which if exploited, could have triggered a denial-of-service condition resulting in the app failing to work.
|Application Affect:||Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11|
|Link to Mitre Advisory:||https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-1367|
|Link to NIST Advisory:||https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-1367|
|Link to Microsoft Advisory:||https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1367|
As a Patchworx Client…
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