Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
New Vulnerability In IE8 Remains Unpatched
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
securityaffairs
50%
50%
securityaffairs,
User Rank: Ninja
5/26/2014 | 2:06:25 PM
High risks
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.

 

 
securityaffairs
50%
50%
securityaffairs,
User Rank: Ninja
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
securityaffairs
50%
50%
securityaffairs,
User Rank: Ninja
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
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
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. 
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
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. 


Commentary
Ransomware Is Not the Problem
Adam Shostack, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Technologist, Game Designer,  6/9/2021
Edge-DRsplash-11-edge-ask-the-experts
How Can I Test the Security of My Home-Office Employees' Routers?
John Bock, Senior Research Scientist,  6/7/2021
News
New Ransomware Group Claiming Connection to REvil Gang Surfaces
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  6/10/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
The State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
In this report learn how enterprises are building their incident response teams and processes, how they research potential compromises, how they respond to new breaches, and what tools and processes they use to remediate problems and improve their cyber defenses for the future.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-31618
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-15
Apache HTTP Server protocol handler for the HTTP/2 protocol checks received request headers against the size limitations as configured for the server and used for the HTTP/1 protocol as well. On violation of these restrictions and HTTP response is sent to the client with a status code indicating why...
CVE-2021-20027
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
A buffer overflow vulnerability in SonicOS allows a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) by sending a specially crafted request. This vulnerability affects SonicOS Gen5, Gen6, Gen7 platforms, and SonicOSv virtual firewalls.
CVE-2021-32684
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
magento-scripts contains scripts and configuration used by Create Magento App, a zero-configuration tool-chain which allows one to deploy Magento 2. In versions 1.5.1 and 1.5.2, after changing the function from synchronous to asynchronous there wasn't implemented handler in the start, stop, exec, an...
CVE-2021-34693
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
net/can/bcm.c in the Linux kernel through 5.12.10 allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory because parts of a data structure are uninitialized.
CVE-2021-27887
PUBLISHED: 2021-06-14
Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the main dashboard of Ellipse APM versions allows an authenticated user or integrated application to inject malicious data into the application that can then be executed in a victim’s browser. This issue affects: Hitachi ABB Power Grids ...