Proof-of-concept code published for Microsoft Edge remote code execution bug

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A security researcher has published today proof-of-concept code which an attacker can use to run malicious code on a remote computer via the Microsoft Edge browser.

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The proof-of-concept (PoC) code is for a Microsoft Edge vulnerability —CVE-2018-8495— that Microsoft patched this week, part of its October 2018 Patch Tuesday.

The vulnerability was discovered by Kuwaiti security researcher Abdulrahman Al-Qabandi, who reported his findings to Microsoft via Trend Micro’s Zero-Day Initiative program.

Today, after making sure Microsoft had rolled out a fix, Al-Qabandi published in-depth details about the Edge vulnerability on his blog.

Besides the usual technical breakdown that accompanies all such vulnerability write-ups, the researcher’s also included proof-of-concept code so other researchers could reproduce the

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