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Retina Vulnerability Audits – July 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted July 9, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

The following is a list of Retina vulnerability audits for this July 2014 Patch Tuesday: MS14-037 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2975687) 34517 – Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update (2975687) MS14-038 - Vulnerability in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2975689) 34518 – Microsoft Windows Journal (2975789) MS14-039 - Vulnerability in On-Screen Keyboard Could Allow…

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July 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted July 8, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This July Microsoft has released six security bulletins which account for over 29 unique vulnerabilities. The most critical bulletins are MS14-037 (Internet Explorer), MS14-038 (Windows Journal)  and MS14-040 (Windows AFD). MS14-037 starts things off with another massive Internet Explorer update on the heels of MS14-035 from last month. This new Internet Explorer bulletin covers over…

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Retina Vulnerability Audits – June 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted June 11, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

The following is a list of Retina vulnerability audits for this June 2014 Patch Tuesday.

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June 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted June 10, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This June we are greeted with 7 different Microsoft Security bulletins for Patch Tuesday. MS14-030 covers a vulnerability within Remote Desktop that could allow for tampering with RDP session data. The sky is not falling here though as in order for an attacker to perform this tampering they need to already be on the same network…

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May 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted May 13, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

May’s Patch Tuesday contains eight bulletins addressing 13 issues, fixing Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server, Office, Group Policy Preferences, Windows, the .NET Framework, and iSCSI. MS14-022 fixes three vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server, the worst of which could be used to execute arbitrary code on a targeted SharePoint server. The attacker would need to be authenticated…

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April 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted April 8, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

April’s Patch Tuesday brings four patches to us, fixing Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, Windows file handling, and Microsoft Publisher. It also brings us the final patches for Windows XP and Office 2003. MS14-017 fixes a zero-day vulnerability, CVE-2014-1761, in Microsoft Word that has been exploited in the wild. The vulnerability has to do with handling…

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CVE-2014-0301 Analysis

Posted March 19, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This blog post will demonstrate how to leverage binary diffing in order to identify a recently patched Microsoft security flaw leveraging only public data. This is a common practice in the security researcher and attacker space but is a useful reminder for those working in IT how straight forward vulnerability identification can be. For this…

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March 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted March 11, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

March’s Patch Tuesday brings five patches to us, fixing Internet Explorer, DirectShow, Silverlight, kernel-mode drivers, and the Security Account Manager Remote Protocol. MS14-012 fixes 18 unique vulnerabilities, one of which has been publicly disclosed: CVE-2014-0322. This vulnerability has been exploited as early as January 20, 2014, being used in targeted attacks against visitors to the…

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January 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted January 14, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Welcome to 2014! This month is a light month for Patch Tuesday bulletins. Microsoft has released patches for Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps, the Windows Kernel (and drivers), and Microsoft Dynamics AX. There are a total of four bulletins addressing six unique vulnerabilities; all of which are rated as important. The NDProxy zero-day vulnerability…

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December 2013 Patch Tuesday

Posted December 10, 2013    BeyondTrust Research Team

December’s Patch Tuesday finishes up the year with patches for Internet Explorer, Office, SharePoint, Windows, and more. There are a total of 11 bulletins addressing 24 unique vulnerabilities; five bulletins are rated as critical and the other six are rated as important. The zero-day vulnerability released just before last month’s Patch Tuesday is finally receiving…

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