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VERT Threat Alert: February 2024 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s February 2024 Security Updates . VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1093 as soon as coverage is completed. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2024-21351 This CVE describes a bypass in the Windows SmartScreen Security Feature. At this point, these bypasses have become relatively common and are frequently...
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VERT Threat Alert: January 2024 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s January 2024 Security Updates . VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1088 as soon as coverage is completed. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs There were no in-the-wild or disclosed CVEs included in the January Patch Tuesday drop. CVE Breakdown by Tag While historical Microsoft Security Bulletin groupings are...
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VERT Threat Alert: December 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s December 2023 Security Updates . VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1086 on Wednesday, December 13th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-20588 AMD has released AMD-SB-7007 – Speculative Leaks Security Notice , which describes how some AMD processors can potentially return speculative data after a...
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VERT Threat Alert: November 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s November 2023 Security Updates . VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1082 on Wednesday, November 15th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-36033 A vulnerability in the Microsoft Desktop Window Manager (DWM) could allow an attacker to gain SYSTEM level privileges. This vulnerability has been publicly...
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VERT Threat Alert: October 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s October 2023 Security Updates , which includes a recently introduced release notes format. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1077 on Wednesday, October 11th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-41763 While this vulnerability is labeled as a Skype for Business Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability, the...
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VERT Threat Alert: September 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s September 2023 Security Updates , which includes a recently introduced release notes format. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1073 on Wednesday, September 13th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-36761 Microsoft has indicated that a vulnerability impacting Microsoft Word, including the preview pane...
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VERT Threat Alert: August 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s August 2023 Security Updates , which includes a recently introduced release notes format. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1068 on Wednesday, August 9th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-38180 A vulnerability in Kestrel could allow for a denial of service. Kestrel is the cross-platform web server...
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VERT Threat Alert: July 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s July 2023 Security Updates , which include a new release notes format. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1064 on Wednesday, July 12th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-32046 A vulnerability in MSHTML could allow an attacker to execute code in the context of the logged in user providing the attacker...
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VERT Threat Alert: June 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s June 2023 Security Updates , which include a new release notes format. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1060 on Wednesday, June 14th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs There were no in-the-wild or disclosed CVEs in the June Patch Tuesday drop. CVE Breakdown by Tag While historical Microsoft Security Bulletin...
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VERT Threat Alert: May 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s May 2023 Security Updates , which include a new release notes format. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1055 on Wednesday, May 10th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-29336 Up first this month is a vulnerability reported by Avast in Win32k. This vulnerability could allow an authenticated attacker to...
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VERT Threat Alert: April 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s April 2023 Security Updates . VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1050 on Wednesday, April 12th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-28252 A vulnerability in the Common Log File System (CLFS) Driver has been exploited in-the-wild. CLFS provides a general-purpose logging service to other software via the...
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VERT Threat Alert: March 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s March 2023 Security Updates . VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1046 on Wednesday, March 15th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-24880 Up first this month is a publicly disclosed and exploited vulnerability impacting Windows SmartScreen. SmartScreen prompts you when running certain files downloaded...
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VERT Threat Alert: February 2023 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s February 2023 Security Updates . VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1042 on Wednesday, February 15th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2023-21823 The first vulnerability in the list this week is CVE-2023-21823, a vulnerability in Windows Graphic Component that can allow for code execution leading to...
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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...
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VERT Threat Alert: November 2022 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Aler t 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 5 th , 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories. Critical RCE Vulnerability Affects Zyxel NAS Devices — Firmware Patch Released Networking...
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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 29 th , 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...