Microsoft Edge CVE-2017-0266 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2017-05-09T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-98276
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2017-05-09T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Edge is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to view a specially crafted web page. Successfully exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. This could allow the attackers to obtain information to further compromise the user's system.

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.