March 12, 2019
Microsoft Internet Explorer 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. Internet Explorer 11 is vulnerable.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
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.
Never follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Since the exploitation of some of these issues allows the execution of malicious script code in web clients, consider disabling support for script code and active content within the client browser. Note that this mitigation tactic might adversely affect websites that rely on the execution of browser-based script code.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
James Forshaw of Google Project Zero
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