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0.5-day IE exploit

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“Security researchers have published a zero-day exploit for Internet Explorer this week that allows remote code execution on most variants of Windows. The vulnerability targeted by the exploit was originally announced in May as a stability issue resulting in the browser closing. “

So, a DoS vulnerability that turns out to be a remote exploit. M$ knew about it at least since May and did find the remote exploitability, but some clever hackers did. For the most part I treat DoS vulnerabilities as if they could lead to remote code execution (if they deal with memory, not the TCP SYN flood type DoS).

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Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian is currently the Principal Security Evangelist for Eclypsium, focused on firmware and supply chain security awareness. Paul’s passion for firmware security extends back many years to the WRT54G hacking days and reverse engineering firmware on IoT devices for fun. Paul and his long-time podcast co-host Larry Pesce co-authored the book “WRTG54G Ultimate Hacking” in 2007, which fueled the firmware hacking fire even more. Paul has worked in technology and information security for over 20 years, holding various security and engineering roles in a lottery company, university, ISP, independent penetration tester, and security product companies such as Tenable. In 2005 Paul founded Security Weekly, a weekly podcast dedicated to hacking and information security. In 2020 Security Weekly was acquired by the Cyberrisk Alliance. Paul is still the host of one of the longest-running security podcasts, Paul’s Security Weekly, he enjoys coding in Python & telling everyone he uses Linux.

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