Protect Yourself from Microsoft Edge Browser Vulnerabilities

CVSScvssV3_1: 8.3

Microsoft Edge, which is based on the Chromium open source project, was found to have a remote code execution vulnerability. The vulnerability was assigned the identifier CVE-2024-21399 and has a CVSS score of 8.3, making it a serious security risk.

A remote code execution vulnerability means that an attacker could potentially run malicious code on someone’s computer from a remote location, without the user’s knowledge or consent, just by visiting a specially crafted website or clicking a link. With Edge being a web browser, this leaves users open to attack.

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by tricking a user into visiting a malicious website or following a link to a webpage containing malicious code. The code would then be able to run directly on the user’s computer without their permission. This would allow the attacker to do things like install programs, view, change or delete data.

To protect yourself, make sure you keep your Microsoft Edge browser updated to the latest version. Microsoft has released a patch fixing this vulnerability, so keeping Edge updated will automatically apply the fix. You should also exercise caution when clicking links or visiting unknown websites, as that is how attackers can exploit vulnerabilities to install malware. Staying on top of browser and software updates is one of the best ways to protect your devices and data from security risks.