Microsoft Edge CVE-2018-8512 Security Bypass Vulnerability

2018-10-09T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-105486
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2018-10-09T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Edge 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.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Edge

Recommendations

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.

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.

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