Vulnerabilities

A Vulnerability is a state in a computing system (or set of systems) which either (a) allows an attacker to execute commands as another user, (b) allows an attacker to access data that is contrary to the specified access restrictions for that data, (c) allows an attacker to pose as another entity, or (d) allows an attacker to conduct a denial of service.Advisories relating to Symantec products may be viewed here.

Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer CVE-2019-0762 Security Bypass Vulnerability

Risk:
High
Date Discovered:
12 March 2019
Description:
Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer are prone to a security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass certain security restrictions. This may lead to other attacks.
Technologies Affected
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
Recommendations
  • Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
    Run all non-administrative software as a non-administrative user with the least amount of privileges required to successfully operate. This will greatly reduce the potential damage that successful exploitation may achieve.
  • Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
    Never follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
  • Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content.
    Since the exploitation of some of these issues allows the execution of malicious script code in web clients, consider disabling support for script code and active content within the client browser. Note that this mitigation tactic might adversely affect websites that rely on the execution of browser-based script code.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
References
Credits
Prakash of Threat Nix

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