Intrusion Prevention

MS.Edge.CVE-2017-11840.Type.Confusion

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Type Confusion vulnerability in Microsoft Edge.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software attempts to handles a maliciously crafted web page. An attacker can exploit this by tricking a user into visiting a malicious webpage and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Version 1709 for 64-based Systems
Microsoft Edge on Windows Server, version 1709
ChakraCore

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-11840

CVE References

CVE-2017-11840