EMET security tool updated to prevent VBScript God Mode attacks

Microsoft updated its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), a free exploit prevention tool, to protect against attacks that attempt to bypass Internet Explorer’s sandbox using VBScript.

Microsoft first released EMET 5.2 last week, but re-released it Monday to fix issues that some customers experienced when running the tool in conjunction with Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1.

The new version offers protection against so-called VBScript God Mode attacks, which rely on a method documented last year that can bypass anti-exploitation mechanisms like Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and Control-Flow Integrity (CFI).

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