Posts tagged Patch Tuesday

3 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - May 2019

Hot on the heels of several Apple security advisories [https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222] on Monday, May's Patch Tuesday sees Microsoft fix nearly 80 vulnerabilities [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/e5989c8b-7046-e911-a98e-000d3a33a34d] across their product line, some of them very serious indeed, and Adobe address over 80 in Acrobat Reader [https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb19-18.html] alone. A fix for a critical remote cod

2 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - April 2019

Today's Microsoft updates [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/18306ed5-1019-e911-a98b-000d3a33a34d] resolve over 70 vulnerabilities, most of which affect the Windows operating system itself. Two of the vulnerabilities are already being exploited in the wild. Both CVE-2019-0803 [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0803] and CVE-2019-0859 [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0

3 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - March 2019

Today Microsoft released updates [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/ac45e477-1019-e911-a98b-000d3a33a34d] that resolve over 60 different vulnerabilities. As usual, Windows, web browsers, and SharePoint Server are all affected. Office gets off relatively lightly with only a single vulnerability fixed (CVE-2019-0748 [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0748] , a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in the Acces

2 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - February 2019

Microsoft got back in the swing of things today after a couple of relatively light months, with over 70 separate CVEs [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/51503ac5-e6d2-e811-a983-000d3a33c573] being addressed. The usual suspects got patches, including Windows, Office, Browsers (including Adobe Flash [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/ADV190003]), .NET Framework, SharePoint, Exchange, and another slew of JET Database Engi

2 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - January 2019

Microsoft's first updates of the year [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/b4384b95-e6d2-e811-a983-000d3a33c573] address 49 separate vulnerabilities, which is on the low side relatively speaking. We're also getting rare respite from Flash vulnerabilities (although Adobe published [https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb19-01.html] a "security bulletin" for Flash today, the new version does not actually contain any security fixes). It's

5 min Haxmas

HaXmas Review: 12 Patch Tuesdays a-Patching

Another year, another 701 patched Microsoft vulnerabilities: just a 2% increase from 2017's count of 686.

2 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - December 2018

It's the last Patch Tuesday [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/6c54acc6-2ed2-e811-a980-000d3a33a34d] of 2018! As is often the case in December, it's a relatively light one with "only" 38 CVEs. (Every other month in 2018 clocked in with at least 50 patched vulnerabilities.) This is in addition to the two Adobe Flash CVEs [http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-42.html] that were patched out-of-band last week, due to a remote code ex

2 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - November 2018

Microsoft's patches this month [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/ff746aa5-06a0-e811-a978-000d3a33c573] address over 60 vulnerabilities. Just like last month [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8453] , another zero-day privilege escalation vulnerability in Win32k has been patched. CVE-2018-8589 [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8589] has been seen exploited in the wild,

3 min Penetration Testing

7 Funny and Punny Halloween Costume Ideas for Tech and Cybersecurity Pros

Stuck on what to be this year? Here are some of our favorite Halloween costume ideas for tech and cybersecurity professionals.

2 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - October 2018

This month's patches from Microsoft include fixes for 50 distinct vulnerabilities.

3 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - September 2018

More than 60 vulnerabilities were addressed by this month's patches, including CVE-2018-15967 (a privilege escalation/information disclosure vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player).

2 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - August 2018

Microsoft's updates this month [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/ecb26425-583f-e811-a96f-000d3a33c573] address over 60 vulnerabilities, 20 of which are classified as Critical. As usual, most of this month's fixes are browser-related, and nearly half of the flaws could lead to remote code execution (RCE). Patches for Exchange, SQL Server, and Microsoft Office were also released. Two of this month's vulnerabilities have already been seen exploited in th

2 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - July 2018

This month's security updates [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/1c26eff2-573f-e811-a96f-000d3a33c573] from Microsoft address 50 separate vulnerabilities, including two fixes [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180017] for Adobe Flash Player (APSB18-24 [https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-24.html]). There are no 0-days this month, although three vulnerabilities had been publicly disclosed pri

2 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - June 2018

This month's Patch Tuesday [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/7d4489d6-573f-e811-a96f-000d3a33c573] is rather run-of-the-mill, with a total of 50 vulnerabilities being addressed by Microsoft. However, a bit of excitement came earlier this month, with an out-of-band patch for Adobe Flash Player released last Thursday [https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-19.html] to fix four security issues. Two of these were flaws that can lead

2 min Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday - May 2018

Microsoft has released patches [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/a82328f9-1f26-e811-a968-000d3a33a34d] that resolve over 60 separate vulnerabilities including an update [https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV180008] for Flash Player that addresses a critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability (CVE-2018-4944 [https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb18-16.html]). As usual, the majority of fixes a