Data Security News Headlines 9th August 2017

  1. Microsoft Issues Security Patches for 25 Critical Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has released a large batch of 48 security updates for all supported versions Windows systems and other products. The latest security update addresses a range of vulnerabilities including 25 critical, 21 important and 2 moderate in severity. These vulnerabilities impact various versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft SharePoint, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux, Adobe Flash Player, Windows Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL Server. The most interesting and critical vulnerability of this month is Windows Search Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8620), affects all versions of Windows 7 and Windows 10, which could be used as a wormable attack like the one used in WannaCry ransomware, as it utilizes the SMBv1 connection.

Cyber Security Tips: Users and IT administrators are strongly recommended that update your systems with latest patches.

  1. Adobe Patches 69 Flaws in Reader, Acrobat

A majority of the flaws, 69, were patched in Reader and Acrobat 2017.009.20058, 2017.008.30051 and 2015.006.30306 and earlier versions on Windows and Mac. The list includes critical memory corruption, use-after-free, heap overflow, and type confusion vulnerabilities that can be exploited for remote code execution. While a majority of the security holes rated critical allow arbitrary code execution, some of the issues classified as critical can lead to information disclosure. Adobe has updated Flash Player to version 26.0.0.151 on all platforms. The latest release addresses only two vulnerabilities, including an important security bypass issue that can lead to information disclosure (CVE-2017-3085) and a critical type confusion flaw that can lead to remote code execution (CVE-2017-3106).

Cyber Security Tips: Users and IT administrators are strongly recommended that update your systems with latest patches.

 

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: