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Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

Your organization uses a popular office suite for document creation and spreadsheet management. The security team has discovered a reported vulnerability in the suite's document rendering component that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. What is the FIRST action that should be taken to mitigate this threat?

  • Apply the latest software patch provided by the vendor addressing the vulnerability.

  • Disable internet access for all systems running the vulnerable version of the office suite.

  • Install a new, more powerful antivirus solution to detect potential exploitation attempts.

  • Change the default document format used within the organization to an alternative format.

This question's topic:
CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
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Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
General Security Concepts
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