Microsoft Security Bulletin Release (Out of Band) – Vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Number: AV15-076
Date: 18 August 2015

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to draw attention to the Microsoft Security Bulletin Release (Out of Band) Vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could allow remote code execution.

Assessment

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. 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 rights as the current user.  This security update is rated moderate to critical depending on the version of Windows.

Affected products:
Internet Explorer (7, 8, 9, 10 & 11) on all current versions of Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, RT, RT8.1, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 & Server 2012 R2).

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.

References:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/security/ms15-093

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

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