Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2015-6086 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

2015-11-10T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-77461
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2015-11-10T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to an information-disclosure vulnerability. Successful exploits will allow attackers to obtain sensitive information that may aid in further attacks. Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
When possible, run all software as a user with minimal privileges and limited access to system resources. Use additional precautions such as restrictive environments to insulate software that may potentially handle malicious content.

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 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.