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New Vulnerability In IE8 Remains Unpatched
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5/26/2014 | 2:06:25 PM
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The story is very concerning, the window of exposure is really large and third-parties actors could benefit. 

It could be interesting to evaluate if attackers have already exploited the flaw in the wild. I'm waiting for official data from security firms that are investigating on ongoing cyber attacks.

I'm very alarmed by a so long time spent to fix a flaw. 180 days is really a limit-time for this kind of fix.

 

 
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5/26/2014 | 5:25:04 PM
ActiveX high security
Is this vulnerability explicitly allowed via activex controls? IE allows for custom settings, I would like to know specific activex control that provides the vulnerability. This way the settings to be customized to not disallow activex controls that may need to be active for efficient business application. 
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5/26/2014 | 6:11:37 PM
Re: High risks
Ryan as explained by the researcher who has reported the flaw

 

"Users are advised to block ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting and also install EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit), that enable you to manage security mitigation technologies,"

 

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/25122/hacking/microsoft-0day-internet-explorer.html
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5/26/2014 | 6:12:00 PM
Re: High risks
Ryan as explained by the researcher who has reported the flaw

 

"Users are advised to block ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting and also install EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit), that enable you to manage security mitigation technologies,"

 

http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/25122/hacking/microsoft-0day-internet-explorer.html
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5/26/2014 | 10:19:21 PM
Re: High risks
Thanks!

This seems to be the same solution to the vulnerability that lies within the past vulnerability that involved IE versions 6-10. EMET 3.4 or higher is needed.

How do the two compare on a functional level? I understand this vulnerability, with user input, allows the exploitist the same privileges but I was under the impression that the previous vulnerability didn't provide such access. 


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