Vulnerability in Internet Explorer memory management

Threat Alert

Internet criminals are currently attacking users of Internet Explorer.

For the attack, they use a vulnerability in the memory management (script engine) of the browser, reports Heise Online. To successfully exploit the vulnerability, it is enough to surf with Explorer on a specially crafted website.

Microsoft warns that attackers will subsequently be able to execute code on the computer and, if the victim uses admin rights during the attack, even take full control of the affected device.

An update to fix the vulnerability has already been released, but is not yet available via Windows Update. It is therefore recommended to install the update manually without delay.  The vulnerability affects Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 versions on various Windows systems.