BROWSER-IE Microsoft Internet Explorer memory corruption attempt
This event is generated when an attempt to exploit CVE-2018-8249 over SMTP 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.
- Windows 7 x86 systems running Internet Explorer 11
Ease of attack
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