BSI warns: Microsoft Edge Browser requires security update  

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The BSI has issued a warning for the Microsoft Edge browser because two highly dangerous security holes can be exploited by attackers. The problem can be solved with a quick update.

The vulnerabilities CVE-2023-36026 and CVE-2023-36008 reported by the BSI have a CVSS base score of 7.8 and are therefore considered highly dangerous. The BSI describes the vulnerabilities as “A remote, anonymous attacker can exploit several vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge to execute arbitrary program code or misrepresent information.” All versions below version number 119.0.2151.72 (Stable Channel) or below version 118.0.2088.109 Extended Stable Channel are affected.

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All Edge versions Linux, MacOS X and Windows are affected. In larger companies, the Edge browser usually receives its update via the Microsoft Endpoint Manager console via policy. The update is extremely easy for SMEs and individual users. Normally, Edge will automatically update immediately when the browser is restarted. However, users can call up “Help and feedback / information about Microsoft Edge” in the browser and thus open the information about the browser. The update will then appear automatically.


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