Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge CVE-2018-8288 Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-104636
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2018-07-10T00:00:00



Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge are prone to an remote memory-corruption vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to view a specially crafted web page. Successfully exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft ChakraCore
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11


Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.