Microsoft MSR JavaScript Cryptography Library CVE-2018-8319 Remote Security Bypass Vulnerability

2018-07-10T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-104655
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2018-07-10T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft MSR JavaScript Cryptography Library is prone to a remote security-bypass vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to bypass certain security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions. This may aid in further attacks.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft MSR JavaScript Cryptography Library

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 successful exploits.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
Users should be cautious when installing and running application from untrusted sources.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.