The .NET Framework is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because it fails to properly verify .NET applications before running them. Successful exploits may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the currently logged-in user. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions. In a web hosting environment, attacker-supplied code will run with the privileges of the service account associated with the identity of the application pool that the malicious .NET application is running under.
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 accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful attacks never handle or open files from unknown sources.
Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.
Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable stack and heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments) will complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
The vendor has released updates and an advisory. Please see the references for details.