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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.
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.
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No known false positives
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CVE Additional Information
CVE-2018-8249A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Internet Explorer improperly accesses objects in memory, aka "Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability." This affects Internet Explorer 11. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-0978.
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