Microsoft(CVE-2016-0189) and Adobe(CVE-2016-4117) Zero day (May 12, 2016)


Recent zero days discovered in Microsoft scripting engine and Adobe Flash player are being exploited in the wild.

The Microsoft JScript and VBScript engines, as used in Internet Explorer 9 through 11 and other products, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted web site, aka “Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability” (CVE-2016-0189)

Adobe Flash Player and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.(CVE-2016-4117)

Dell SonicWALL Threat Research Team have released following signatures to protect their customers

  • SPY 4502: Malformed-File swf.MP.410
  • IPS 11594: Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability (MS16-051) 1
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