SUBJECT: CVE-2014-4078 Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability
TECH STACK: Microsoft Internet Explorer v. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
DATE(S) ISSUED: May 1, 2014
OVERVIEW: The Internet Explorer Memory Corruption vulnerability (CVE-2014-4078) is a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The vulnerability exists due to improper validation of user-supplied data by the browser.
THREAT INTELLIGENCE: The vulnerability has been actively exploited in the wild by multiple threat actors. Microsoft has rated the severity of the vulnerability as "Critical" and has released a security update to address the issue.
SOLUTION: Microsoft has released a security update that addresses the CVE-2014-4078 vulnerability, and it is recommended that affected systems are updated as soon as possible to prevent exploitation. Additionally, it is recommended to follow best practices for securing Internet Explorer, such as using a modern and updated version of the browser, and implementing additional security controls such as anti-malware software.
REFERENCES: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-021: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2014/ms14-021