Microsoft issues emergency update to fix critical IE flaw under active exploit

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Microsoft issues emergency update to fix critical IE flaw under active exploit

Microsoft has now urged its users to update the Internet Explorer browser after locating a serious glitch in the system. This browser’s vulnerability pertaining memory corruption lets the attackers execute a code remotely as if it were the user. This essentially gives them control over the computer as stated by Microsoft on Wednesday.

The attacker can easily set up the fake website which is designed for exploitation of the flaws while enticing the visitors via emailed link to enter the website. This vulnerability has been tied to the scripting engine of Microsoft and the way it handles objects found in the memory of Internet Explorer. The update modifies this error and corrects the issues.

The company noted that this glitch is being used for targeted attacks. However, Microsoft refrained to offer any additional details. If you are a user with Windows Updates enabled, these latest updates for security will automatically get downloaded and fixed without you having to worry.

This issue was discovered by Clement Lecigne, who is a part of the Threat Analysis Group by Google. Internet Explorer used to serve as the most popular internet browser till the year 2016. However, it was swept back by the entry of Google Chrome.