Microsoft Out-of-Band Security Bulletin January 2013
Number: AV13-001 Update
Date: 14 January 2013
The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a critical out-of-band Microsoft Security Bulletin which addresses critical vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Microsoft has released the following security bulletin :
MS13-008: Security Update for Internet Explorer (2799329)
Details: The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory.
Maximum Security Impact: Remote Code Execution
Aggregate Severity Rating: Critical
Maximum Exploitability Index: Exploit code likely
Affected Products: Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8
CVE References: CVE-2012-4792
CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.
Note to Readers
The Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) operates within Public Safety Canada, and works with partners inside and outside Canada to mitigate cyber threats to vital networks outside the federal government. These include systems that keep Canada's critical infrastructure functioning properly, such as the electrical grid and financial networks, or contain valuable commercial information that underpins our economic prosperity. CCIRC supports the owners and operators of systems of national importance, including critical infrastructure, and is responsible for coordinating the national response to any serious cyber security incident.
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