Vulnerabilities

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Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2019-0995 Security Bypass Vulnerability

Risk:
High
Date Discovered:
14 May 2019
Description:
Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability. Successfully exploiting this issue may allow an attacker to bypass certain security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions. This may lead to other attacks. Internet Explorer 11 is vulnerable.
Technologies Affected
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Recommendations
  • Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
    If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of exploits.
  • 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.
  • Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
    Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
  • Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
    Never follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
References
Credits
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