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siljaline
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Re: IE Zero-Day

I'm not big on code, trparky See Profile When I was an IE MVP, I could have asked the IE Team at MS. I no longer have that option accessible to me.

What we have in this thread is the latest information.

I suspect we will know more in the forthcoming days if MS will issue an out-of-band patch or perhaps a FixIt.


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said by trparky:

Not to sound like an idiot, but wouldn't referencing an object after it's been removed or freed up (made null) cause a Null Reference Exception?

I haven't looked into it in any detail but apparently there's some rather clever techniques that can be used to access deallocated memory. Take a look at the EMET manual as it has basic explanations of some common tricks.
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+1


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reply to redwolfe_98
The only thing I use IE for is DL'ing Win updates.


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reply to trparky
said by trparky:

said by EGeezer:

What's this "Internet Explorer" people are speaking of?

It's that other browser you use to download Firefox or Google Chrome with.

LMAO, My side hurts


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You might know it as Internet Exploder



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reply to EGeezer
said by EGeezer:

What's this "Internet Explorer" people are speaking of?

It's that other browser you use to download Firefox or Google Chrome with.


EGeezer
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reply to StuartMW
What's this "Internet Explorer" people are speaking of?


Dustyn
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reply to silentlooker
said by silentlooker :

I still use ie 5 and extremely happy.

Awesome.
The advisery does not discuss IE5.


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reply to La Luna
Well if you're "lucky" you're probably "happy" too

Probably not many bad guys targeting IE5 any more.
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said by silentlooker:

said by Dustyn:

said by Dustin Childs :

“We are actively investigating reports of a small, targeted issue affecting Internet Explorer 6-8,” Childs said in an emailed statement.

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?
Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.
»www.ie6countdown.com/

I still use ie 5 and extremely happy lucky.

Fixed.
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reply to Dustyn
said by Dustyn:

said by Dustin Childs :

“We are actively investigating reports of a small, targeted issue affecting Internet Explorer 6-8,” Childs said in an emailed statement.

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?
Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.
»www.ie6countdown.com/

I still use ie 5 and extremely happy.


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Um...

»Re: IE Zero-Day
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Microsoft Confirms IE Flaw, Releases Workaround

"Here are Microsoft’s recommendations for those still using Internet Explorer 8 or older:

• Set Internet and local intranet security zone settings to "High" to block ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting in these zones
• Configure Internet Explorer to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and local intranet security zones
• Deploy the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) ..."

(Wonder how usable the browser will be with the first two suggestions implemented .)


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said by therube:

And aren't XP users limited to (at most) IE8 (or another browser entirely)?

Yup.

Win2K users can't run anything higher than IE6. I use Firefox v12.0 (the last to run on Win2K) on the rare occasions I browse on that box.

IE 3.01 was the last to run on Win 3.1 and WfWG 3.11 (16-bit OS'es) Netscape lasted until 4.x from memory.
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reply to Dustyn
> Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?

Says IE6 - IE8.
(Guess IE5 & earlier no longer count .)

> Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.

And aren't XP users limited to (at most) IE8 (or another browser entirely)?


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reply to Dustyn
said by Dustyn:

Just started yesterday too.

Excellent! That makes 3 of us now
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reply to La Luna
said by La Luna:

^^^ This. Why anyone would use such an old, outdated, insecure browser is beyond me. I'd like to say they deserve whatever happens, but that would be mean.

Companies that are too cheap to spend the money required to re-code or update the "broken" web applications they are using.

Yes, the company I work for still uses IE6. Several of the intranet web apps don't work properly on any other browser.

Is that a valid reason to still be using IE6? IMHO, it is not. They've had plenty of time and money to upgrade their web applications, instead they waste the budget elsewhere on less important things.


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reply to StuartMW
said by StuartMW:

quote:
Another alternative - one likely to have less impact on your browsing experience - is to install EMET and enable it to protect Internet Explorer.

Already doing that

Just started yesterday too.
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reply to siljaline
Not to sound like an idiot, but wouldn't referencing an object after it's been removed or freed up (made null) cause a Null Reference Exception? I know that that happens when I try to access Object variables when I've not set it to something with "New Object()".

This happens in VB.NET, C#, and even Java.
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reply to StuartMW
Some slight duplication of effort never hurt anybody. Better than no information • voila


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Well I only know 'cause I clicked on both, That's where I got my quote from.
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siljaline
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reply to StuartMW
Noted


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reply to siljaline
That's the same link that chachazz See Profile posted

(Look in the "quoted" part)
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siljaline
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reply to redwolfe_98
Also see:
»blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/···ers.aspx
Hat Tip to Wilders


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Another alternative - one likely to have less impact on your browsing experience - is to install EMET and enable it to protect Internet Explorer.

Already doing that
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reply to redwolfe_98
Microsoft Research & Defense: New vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer 8 users
quote:
In this particular vulnerability, IE attempts to reference and use an object that had previously been freed. The components of an exploit for such a vulnerability are typically the following:
• Javascript to trigger the Internet Explorer vulnerability
• Heap spray or similar memory preparation to ensure the memory being accessed after it has been freed is useful
• A way around the ASLR platform-level mitigation
• A way around the DEP platform-level mitigation

Internet Explorer 9 or 10 do not include the vulnerable code. And the IE team is working around the clock to develop a security update to address this vulnerability for earlier versions of the product. ...read full article

Microsoft Security Advisory (2794220)
Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
»technet.microsoft.com/en-us/secu···/2794220


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said by Dustyn:

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?

Dude111 See Profile ?

I rather like using IE 3.01 on my Windows 3.1 system
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La Luna
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reply to Dustyn
said by Dustyn:

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?
Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.
»www.ie6countdown.com/

^^^ This. Why anyone would use such an old, outdated, insecure browser is beyond me. I'd like to say they deserve whatever happens, but that would be mean.
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said by Dustin Childs :

“We are actively investigating reports of a small, targeted issue affecting Internet Explorer 6-8,” Childs said in an emailed statement.

Who the hell cares if IE6 is vulnerable?
Microsoft has to stop patching IE6 or people will continue to use it.
»www.ie6countdown.com/
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