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Sid 1-46944


BROWSER-IE Microsoft Internet Explorer memory corruption attempt


This event is generated when an attempt to exploit CVE-2018-8249 over file transport methods (such as HTTP, FTP) is detected.


Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in remote code execution under the user's current permissions.

Detailed information

CVE-2018-8249 is a memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11. Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code remotely.

Affected systems

  • Windows 7 x86 systems running Internet Explorer 11

Ease of attack


False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Install the June 2018 cumulative security update for Windows 7 x86 systems to patch this vulnerability. Systems that have not been patched and that have been exploited should be quarantined until they have been properly assessed and remediated.


  • Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group

Additional References