Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix for IE Zero Day

Microsoft recently released an emergency patch to fix an exploit in their Internet Explorer (IE) Web Browser. Microsoft received an alert from Google regarding the exploit (CVE-2018-8653). When an attacker utilizes the exploit, they are able to install programs, create accounts, and manipulate data. The exploit currently affects Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 through 10 and on Windows Server 2012, 2016, and 2019; Internet Explorer 9 on Server 2008; and Internet Explorer 10 on Server 2012. All users of the aforementioned systems are urged to update their systems as soon as possible.

Relevant URL(s): https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/12/microsoft-issues-emergency-fix-for-ie-zero-day/