Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Edge.Chakra.InitializeNumberFormat.Type.Confusion

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This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Type Confusion vulnerability in Chakra Scripting Engine.
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.

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ChakraCore

Impact

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

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8298

CVE References

CVE-2018-8298

Other References

2018-8298