Microsoft has released a security update through Windows Update that fixes CVE-2018-0986, a vulnerability in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine used in Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection, and Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection. Users should install the latest updates to install the fixes.
Security researcher Satoshi Tanda has discovered that a bug in AMSI truncates files after a null character. The Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) is a generic interface standard that allows applications and services to integrate with any antimalware product present on a machine. It provides enhanced malware protection for users and their data, applications, and workloads.
Source: satoshi’s note
On Jan 3 Microsoft released updates addressing these vulnerabilities for the following operating systems with more to come:
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server Core
We are not recommending you install these during business hours or without Technical assistance as there are reports of systems failing to boot patch as of today
A vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless protocol called Krack potentially allow attackers to eavesdrop on wireless connections and inject data into the wireless stream in order to install malware or modify web pages.
To protect yourself, many Wi-Fi product vendors will be releasing updated firmware and drivers for their products. It is strongly recommended that users update their hardware or have it updated as soon as a update is available in order to protect themselves. This includes router firmware and wireless network card drivers.
The October 2017 Patch released this past Tuesday, addresses important security issues including a Word zero-day vulnerability. Users who are not on auto updates should install them immediately.
Adobe just released its monthly security updates and this month the company patched vulnerabilities in three products — Adobe Flash Player, Adobe ColdFusion, and Adobe RoboHelp. Adobe patched eight security bugs ; two in Flash Player, four in ColdFusion, and two in RoboHelp.
Microsoft has released an out of out of band security update for Windows Defender found on Windows 7, 10 and Server 2008. If you are running a third Party Anti Virus solution your version of Windows Defender will be disabled. If not you should run Windows Update to ensure you apply the update ASAP.