MS12-052 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS12-052 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution MS12-052
Vendor description This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.
SophosLabs comments These vulnerabilities affects Internet Explorer versions from 6 to 9 on a wide range of Windows platforms. Sophos strongly recommends that the update be applied as soon as it is available.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 14 Aug 2012
Affected software Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • August 14, 2012 - Initial analysis written

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  • LOW RISK - There is little chance of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • MEDIUM RISK - There is a possibility of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • HIGH RISK - There is a strong possibility of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • CRITICAL RISK - This vulnerability will almost certainly be actively exploited by malware.

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