Security advisory released regarding potential Internet Explorer vulnerability

Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2963983 regarding a potential vulnerability in Internet Explorer that is currently under investigation.

“At this time, we are only aware of limited, targeted attacks,” writes Dustin Childs, Trustworthy Computing group manager, response communications, on the Microsoft Security Response Center site. “This issue allows remote code execution if users visit a malicious website with an affected browser. This would typically occur by an attacker convincing someone to click a link in an email or instant message.”

Microsoft Security Response Center engineers write that Microsoft is working closely with FireEye, which reported the potential vulnerability, to investigate.

To learn more, head over to the Microsoft Security Response Center and to the Security Defense and Research Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff