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Internet Explorer – New vulnerability documented in Security Advisory (2757760)

A new unpatched IE vulnerability has been exploited in-the-wild.  Currently, it is not widespread and Microsoft is developing a patch.  Some prevention techniques include:

* Best practice of “Risk Avoidance” always helps (ounce of prevention for suspicious websites, emails, facebook links, etc)

* Antivirus protection (many products now offer exploit detection, including this new threat)

* Use complementary browser some when deviating from the most trusted sites

* EMET is a great process analysis and detection tool (corporate or advanced users might benefit)

Below is the link for the new vulnerability documented in Security Advisory (2757760)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760

Additional linkes on new issue, noted below:

https://isc.sans.edu/diary/IE+Zero+Day+is+For+Real+/14107

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/302765-internet-explorer-zero-day-flaw-exploited-by-same-java-gang

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/09/18/microsoft-advisory-internet-explorer-zero-day-affects-most-windows-versions/

QUOTE: Microsoft is investigating public reports of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Internet Explorer 9. Internet Explorer 10 is not affected. Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability.   A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated. The vulnerability may corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user within Internet Explorer. An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website.

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