Software Update: Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.2

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Microsoft has released version 5.2 of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. EMET is a free program that can protect Windows and third-party programs against known and as-yet-unknown exploits by forcing them to use certain security methods in Windows, such as Address Space Layout Randomization and Data Execution Prevention† The changelog for version 5.2 shows the following improvements:

EMET 5.2 release includes new functionality and updates, such as:

  • Attack Surface Reduction (ASR), to limit the attack surface of applications and reduce attacks.
  • Export Address Table Filtering Plus (EAF+), to improve and extend the current EAF mitigation.
  • 64-bit ROP mitigations, to anticipate future exploitation techniques.
  • Several security, compatibility and performance improvements.

Version number 5.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
Website Microsoft
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License type Freeware
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