Jump to content

Zero-Day Vulnerability For IE8


ritchie58

Recommended Posts

The Zero Day Initative has discovered a zero-day vulnerability that has, for 7 months, gone unpatched in Microsoft Interner Explorer 8. After Microsoft allowed XP users to get the patch for the last IE vulnerability comes this bad news for XP users!

 

http://zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-14-140/
 

http://www.cnet.com/news/zero-day-flaw-haunts-ie-8-for-7-months-and-counting/?tag=nl.e757&s_cid=e757&ttag=e757&ftag=CAD2e9d5b9

 

I was wondering if Anti-Exploit would be able to protect an IE8 user from this vulnerability? Or would this be something that would be considered in a future build if Microsoft doesn't issue a security patch any time soon? I'm sure the XP users that's testing A-E right now would like to know that too.

 

Cheers, Ritchie...

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Staff

Of course nothing is 100% certain and we won't be able to verify until someone publishes an exploit or metasploit module for this vulnerability, but based on the description by ZDI I'm willing to bet with anybody that MBAE does stop this.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I understand what you're saying Pedro since the article did state that the vulnerability has, as yet, to be verified that it has been used malicously. If not, it would only be a matter of time before some hacker takes advantage of the situation since the cat is now out of the bag so to speak.

 

Since your professional opinion is that it's a good bet that Anti-Exploit would block this exploit I'm sure XP users that still use IE8 will find that rather reassuring!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
Back to top
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.