- Date Discovered:
- 08 August 2017
- Microsoft Edge is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can leverage this issue to bypass certain security restrictions and execute arbitrary code by exploiting another vulnerability in the application; this may aid in launching further attacks.
- Microsoft ChakraCore 1.2.0
- Microsoft ChakraCore 1.3.0
- Microsoft ChakraCore 1.4.0
- Microsoft ChakraCore 1.5.0
- Microsoft ChakraCore 1.6.0
- Microsoft ChakraCore 1.7.0
- Microsoft Edge
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 a successful exploit.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, run the application with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.
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 requests that include NOP sleds and 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.Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.
Implement multiple redundant layers of security.Various memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable and randomly mapped memory segments) may hinder an attacker's ability to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.
Ivan Fratric of Google Project Zero