News

9/11/2018
05:15 PM
50%
50%

Microsoft Patches 61 Vulns, One Under Active Attack

CVE-2018-8440, which was publicly disclosed on Twitter in August, has already been used in a malware campaign.

Microsoft today issued 61 security fixes and two advisories as part of its Patch Tuesday update. Seventeen bugs are considered Critical, 43 are Important, and one is ranked Moderate in severity.

One of the bugs addressed today (CVE-2018-8440) was already under active attack following its Aug. 27 public disclosure via Twitter. The vulnerability, which exists within the Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC) function in the Windows Task Manager in Windows 7 to Windows 10, enables attackers to escalate privileges and run code within admin privileges.

Shortly after its disclosure, ESET researchers found the flaw being exploited in a campaign by the PowerPool threat group. Attackers modified the source code, which was posted on Twitter in August along with the zero-day, and launched a targeted campaign to breach and persist on machines in Chile, Germany, India, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, the UK, and the US.

"This bug should be on the top of everyone's deployment list," wrote Dustin Childs, a member of Trend Micro's Zero-Day Initiative, in a blog post on the monthly update.

Also worth noting is Windows remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2018-8475, which could let an attacker execute code by getting a target to view an image. CVE-2018-0965 and CVE-2018-8439 are Windows Hyper-V remote code execution vulnerabilities. With both of these, Childs says, a user on a guest virtual machine could execute code on the underlying hypervisor OS. If he or she has the ability to run programs, an attacker who abuses these could potentially affect other guest operating systems.

The patches and advisories released today covered security issues in Internet Explorer, Azure, Windows, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, SQL Server, and Microsoft Office and Office Services.

Read more details here.

 

Black Hat Europe returns to London Dec 3-6 2018  with hands-on technical Trainings, cutting-edge Briefings, Arsenal open-source tool demonstrations, top-tier security solutions and service providers in the Business Hall. Click for information on the conference and to register.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
New Cold Boot Attack Gives Hackers the Keys to PCs, Macs
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  9/13/2018
Yahoo Class-Action Suits Set for Settlement
Dark Reading Staff 9/17/2018
RDP Ports Prove Hot Commodities on the Dark Web
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  9/17/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: In Russia, application hangs YOU!
Current Issue
Flash Poll
How Data Breaches Affect the Enterprise
How Data Breaches Affect the Enterprise
This report, offers new data on the frequency of data breaches, the losses they cause, and the steps that organizations are taking to prevent them in the future. Read the report today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-7929
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
Huawei Mate RS smartphones with the versions before NEO-AL00D 8.1.0.167(C786) have a lock-screen bypass vulnerability. An attacker could unlock and use the phone through certain operations.
CVE-2018-7991
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
Huawei smartphones Mate10 with versions earlier before ALP-AL00B 8.0.0.110(C00) have a Factory Reset Protection (FRP) bypass vulnerability. The system does not sufficiently verify the permission, an attacker uses a data cable to connect the smartphone to the computer and then perform some specific o...
CVE-2018-14641
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
A security flaw was found in the ip_frag_reasm() function in net/ipv4/ip_fragment.c in the Linux kernel from 4.19-rc1 to 4.19-rc3 inclusive, which can cause a later system crash in ip_do_fragment(). With certain non-default, but non-rare, configuration of a victim host, an attacker can trigger this ...
CVE-2018-14642
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
An information leak vulnerability was found in Undertow. If all headers are not written out in the first write() call then the code that handles flushing the buffer will always write out the full contents of the writevBuffer buffer, which may contain data from previous requests.
CVE-2018-16958
PUBLISHED: 2018-09-18
An issue was discovered in Oracle WebCenter Interaction Portal 10.3.3. The ASP.NET_SessionID primary session cookie, when Internet Information Services (IIS) with ASP.NET is used, is not protected with the HttpOnly attribute. The attribute cannot be enabled by customers. Consequently, this cookie is...