Microsoft released its monthly set of security updates to address the vulnerabilities in its products today. The number of vulnerabilities reported each month has come up again after the dip from last October. There are 77 vulnerabilities reported with 20 CVEs rated critical and 51 CVEs rated important. These updates have addressed the issues in […]

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Microsoft released its monthly set of security updates to address the vulnerabilities in its products today. There are 49 vulnerabilities with 7 rated critical for Remote Code Execution , 40 rated important and 2 rated moderate in severity. These updates have addressed the issues in Adobe Flash Player, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, […]

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Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities are one of the most significant known hardware vulnerabilities that affect the modern computer processors. Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities were exploited through malicious programs to retrieve secrets stored in the memory of other running programs, sensitive information like passwords.   Both ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ make use of a feature in the processor […]

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January 2018 saw the rise of Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities concerning speculative execution side channels. A subclass of speculative execution side-channel vulnerability, termed as Speculative Store Bypass (SSB) was announced by Microsoft in collaboration with Google researchers, and was assigned CVE-2018-3639. While Microsoft released several updates as a fix to this vulnerability, some additional measures […]

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This November, Microsoft released monthly security patches covering total 63 vulnerabilities, with 12 of them rated critical, 47 are rated Important, one is rated Moderate and three are Low in Severity. These vulnerabilities impact Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, ChakraCore, .NET Core, Skype for Business, […]

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Overview: The Microsoft has re-released a patch for CVE-2017-8529 to fix a print issue related to this vulnerability. The patch is not fully applied unless certain registry keys are set even after installing the respective Operating System patches. This article describes the steps to update registry settings to be fully protected from this vulnerability.  Affected OS: […]

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