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Microsoft grapples with Internet Explorer security flaw

28
Apr
2014

Microsoft was scrambling Sunday to repair a security hole in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser, saying it had detected attempts to exploit the flaw. Microsoft says that an attacker who successfully exploits the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the official user. 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, Microsoft said on its security website Saturday. 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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