IE Time Element Memory Corruption Exploit (MS11-050)
28 August 2012
The Timed Interactive Multimedia Extensions (aka HTML+TIME) implementation in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 through 8 does not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by accessing an object that (1) was not properly initialized or (2) is deleted, aka "Time Element Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Researchers from Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech have unearthed a scheme that resulted in the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware. All in all, some 225,000 valid Apple accounts have been compromised.
Discussions about security intelligence still focus primarily around conventional reactive SIEM. Security pros need to move from this reactive model to proactively using this security intelligence to protect their businesses.