Tuesday, May 26, 2020
MSRC

Solving Uninitialized Stack Memory on Windows

This blog post outlines the work that Microsoft is doing to eliminate uninitialized stack memory vulnerabilities from Windows and why we’re on this path. This blog post will be broken down into a few parts that folks can jump...
MSRC

Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge Now Open

The Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge is an expansion of Azure Security Lab, announced at Black Hat in August 2019. At that time, a select group of talented researchers was invited to come and do their worst, emulating criminal...
MSRC

The Safety Boat: Kubernetes and Rust

Our team, DeisLabs, recently released a new piece of software called Krustlet, which is a tool for running WebAssembly modules on the popular, open-source container management tool called Kubernetes. Kubernetes is used quite extensively to run cloud software across...
MSRC

Congratulating Our Top 2020 Q1 Security Researchers!

Following the second Security Researcher Quarterly Leaderboard and the 2020 MSRC Most Valuable Security Researchers criteria we published in February 2020, we are excited to announce the 2020 First Quarter (Q1) Security Researcher Leaderboard, listing our top contributing researchers...
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March 2020 security updates are available

We have released the March security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates. More information about this month’s security updates can be found in the Security...
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Calling for security research in Azure Sphere, now generally available

Today, Microsoft released Azure Sphere into General Availability (GA). Azure Sphere’s mission is to empower every organization on the planet to connect and create secured and trustworthy IoT devices. Azure Sphere is an end-to-end solution for securely connecting existing...
MSRC

February 2020 security updates are available

We have released the February security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates. More information about this month’s security updates can be found in the Security...
MSRC

Recognizing Security Researchers in 2020

Is it too early to talk about the 2020 MSRC Most Valuable Security Researchers? Five months from now, at the end of June, the program period closes for researchers to be considered for inclusion in the Most Valuable Researchers...
MSRC

Announcing the Xbox Bounty program

Announcing the new Xbox Bounty. The Xbox bounty program invites gamers, security researchers, and technologists around the world to help identify security vulnerabilities in the Xbox network and services, and share them with the Microsoft Xbox team through Coordinated...
MSRC

Access Misconfiguration for Customer Support Database

Today, we concluded an investigation into a misconfiguration of an internal customer support database used for Microsoft support case analytics. While the investigation found no malicious use, and although most customers did not have personally identifiable information exposed, we want...
MSRC

Prevent the impact of a Linux worm by updating Exim (CVE-2019-10149)

This week, MSRC confirmed the presence of an active Linux worm leveraging a critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability, CVE-2019-10149, in Linux Exim email servers running Exim version 4.87 to 4.91.  Microsoft Azure infrastructure and Services are not affected;...
MSRC

June 2019 security update release

Today, we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates.    More information about this month’s security updates can be found on the Security Update Guide.  
MSRC

BlueHat Shanghai 2019: Amplifying the power of defensive partnerships around the world

Earlier this week BlueHat Shanghai brought together security researchers and hundreds of cybersecurity professionals from China and across Asia to explore the latest topics in cybersecurity research. Including presentations from Qihoo 360, Baidu, Alibaba and the Chinese Academy of...
MSRC

A Reminder to Update Your Systems to Prevent a Worm

On May 14, Microsoft released fixes for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, in Remote Desktop Services – formerly known as Terminal Services – that affects some older versions of Windows. In our previous blog post on this...

New iOS Jailbreak Tool Works on iPhone Models iOS 11 to iOS 13.5

Latest version of UnC0ver uses unpatched zero-day exploit to take complete control of devices, even those running iOS 13.5.
SecurityWeek

Vulnerabilities Found in Emerson SCADA Product Made for Oil and Gas Industry

A researcher from Kaspersky has identified several vulnerabilities in Emerson OpenEnterprise, a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution designed for the oil and gas industry. read more
Bruce Schneier

Bluetooth Vulnerability: BIAS

This is new research on a Bluetooth vulnerability (called BIAS) that allows someone to impersonate a trusted device: Abstract: Bluetooth (BR/EDR) is a pervasive technology for wireless communication used by billions of devices. The Bluetooth standard includes a legacy authentication...
Tripwire

Updated AnarchyGrabber Steals Passwords, Spreads to Discord Friends

Researchers found an updated version of AnarchyGrabber that steals victims’ plaintext passwords for and infects victims’ friends on Discord. Detected as AnarchyGrabber3, the new trojan variant modified the Discord client’s %AppData%Discordmodulesdiscord_desktop_coreindex.js file upon successful installation. This process gave the...
ZDNet

Forescout files lawsuit against Advent for withdrawal of merger plans due to COVID-19

Advent says the pandemic has resulted in “material” changes at Forescout. The company disagrees.