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"Another "Hacking Team" zero-day surfaces - this time in IE, not Flash!", via NS

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#1 Aura


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:12 AM

Yet another zero-day has been dragged out of the data dump from hacked Italian security outfit Hacking Team.

This time, Adobe can breathe a sigh of relief, and so can Flash users and programmers everywhere.

This vulnerability is down to a bug in Internet Explorer 11, and looks as though it's perfectly viable as a vehicle for Remote Code Execution (RCE) on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Generally speaking, RCEs are the most dangerous exploits, especially against a browser, because they can be used for drive-by downloads.

That's where merely looking at a web page - even if you don't click any buttons, download any files, fill in any forms or see any "Are you sure" popups - could infect your computer with malware.

Another "Hacking Team" zero-day surfaces - this time in IE, not Flash!

A Windows Update has been released already on Patch Tuesday to patch this 0-day, so make sure to install all of them as soon as you can.

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