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VERT Threat Alert: January 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s January 2023 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1037 on Wednesday, January 11th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-21549 A vulnerability in the SMB Witness Service was reported by two Akamai researchers, Stiv Kupchik and Ophir Harpaz. The vulnerability allows for a privilege...
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VERT Threat Alert: December 2022 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s December 2022 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1034 on Wednesday, December 14th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2022-44698 This vulnerability allows a malicious individual to bypass SmartScreen, which does a reputation check based on Mark of the Web identifiers. We saw CVE-2022-41091...
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VERT Threat Alert: November 2022 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s November 2022 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1029 on Wednesday, November 9th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2022-41091 This vulnerability allows a malicious individual to bypass Mark of the Web. Mark of the Web is what is used to present security warnings when opening files and...
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VERT Threat Alert: September 2022 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s September 2022 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1021 on Wednesday, September 14th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2022-23960 The first disclosed vulnerability this month is Spectre-BHB that is discussed in great detail on arm Developer. The Microsoft update for this vulnerability...
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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of September 5, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of September 5th, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories. Critical RCE Vulnerability Affects Zyxel NAS Devices — Firmware Patch Released Networking equipment...
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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of August 29, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of August 29th, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories. WordPress 6.0.2 Patches Vulnerability That Could Impact Millions of Legacy Sites The WordPress team...
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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of August 22, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of August 22nd, 2022, including some commentary of mine. VMware fixed a privilege escalation issue in VMware Tools VMware this week released patches to address an important...
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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of August 15, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of August 15th, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories. Newly Uncovered PyPI Package Drops Fileless Cryptominer to Linux Systems A now-removed rogue package...
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Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of August 8, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of August 8st, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories. Slack leaked hashed passwords from its servers for years Did Slack send you a password reset link last...
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VERT Threat Alert: August 2022 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s Patch Tuesday VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s August 2022 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1015 on Wednesday, August 10th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2022-34713 According to Microsoft, CVE-2022-34713 is a variant of the Dogwalk vulnerability. There has been a lot of Twitter discussion around this Dogwalk as it...