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Google Discloses Serious Security Flaws In Microsoft Products

Posted on May 29, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Google disclosed an unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explore and Microsoft Edge web browsers. After giving Microsoft 90 days to fix the problem, Google researchers have published the details of the vulnerability along with proof-of-concept code. The security hole affects all supported Windows versions, including Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

According to The Hackers News, “The vulnerability (CVE-2017-0037) discoveredand disclosed by Google Project Zero’s team’s researcher Ivan Fratric, is a so-called ‘type confusion flaw’ in a module in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer thatpotentially leads to arbitrary code execution.”

Google discovered the vulnerability in November 2016 and reported it to Microsofton November 25, but for unknown reasons, This is not the only hole plaguing Microsoft’s products. Earlier, Google discovered flaws in Microsoft’s GDI library that affects every Window version all the way back to Windows Vista. Another unpatched flaw affects the SMB protocol, allowing attackers to crash the system.

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