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Microsoft Security Releases

Microsoft released today three additional Windows update packages —Microsoft Releases KB4100347, KB4134660, and KB4134661.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 66 Fixes

April’s Patch Tuesday includes 66 bulletins, significantly more than March’s. Included is CVE-2018-1034 for SharePoint. Full details are available from Microsoft.

Source: Microsoft

Microsoft releases Security Update for Malware Protection Engine

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.

Source: Microsoft

Windows 10 AMSI Vulnerability

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

 

Windows Patches available for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

On Jan 3 Microsoft released updates addressing these vulnerabilities for the following operating systems with more to come:

Windows 10

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

 

 

Microsoft Releases 12 Security Updates

Microsoft released 12 bulletins, six of which were rated critical, including one for Internet Explorer and one for the Edge browser.

Windows users should ensure the critical updates are installed ASAP.

Source: Microsoft

KRACK Wireless Security Vulnerability

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.