Latest Advisories Notable Vulnerabilities

  • NULL Pointer Dereference Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0288)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  20 March 2015
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    The X509_to_X509_REQ function in crypto/x509/x509_req.c in OpenSSL before 0.9.8zf, 1.0.0 before 1.0.0r, 1.0.1 before 1.0.1m, and 1.0.2 before 1.0.2a might allow attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via an invalid certificate key.
  • Win32K Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2015-2360)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  19 March 2015
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    This vulnerability involves win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 and R2 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1. Once exploited it allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted application.
  • Handshake with Unseeded PRNG Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0285)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  19 March 2015
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    This vulnerability is found in the ssl3_client_hello function in s3_clnt.c (OpenSSL 1.0.2 before 1.0.2a). When exploited successfully, it may be possible for remote attackers to bypass cryptographic protections mechanisms via sniffing the network and brute force attack.

    Users are advised to upgrade their OpenSSL to version 1.0.2a.

  • OpenSSL d2i_ECPrivateKey Function Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0209)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  19 March 2015
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    Use-after-free vulnerability in the d2i_ECPrivateKey function in crypto/ec/ec_asn1.c in OpenSSL before 0.9.8zf, 1.0.0 before 1.0.0r, 1.0.1 before 1.0.1m, and 1.0.2 before 1.0.2a might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a malformed Elliptic Curve (EC) private-key file that is improperly handled during import.
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    Microsoft addresses the following vulnerabilities in its March batch of patches:

  • (MS15-018) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3032359) )
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user.


  • (MS15-019) Vulnerability in VBScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3040297)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in the VBScript scripting engine in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visits a specially crafted website. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.


  • (MS15-020) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3041836)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker successfully convinces a user to browse to a specially crafted website, open a specially crafted file, or open a file in a working directory that contains a specially crafted DLL file.


  • (MS15-021) Vulnerabilities in Adobe Font Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3032323)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted file or website. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.


  • (MS15-022) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3038999)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


  • (MS15-023) Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3034344)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to the system and runs a specially crafted application designed to increase privileges. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full administrative rights.


  • (MS15-024) Vulnerability in PNG Processing Could Allow Information Disclosure (3035132)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if an attacker convinces a user to visit a website that contains specially crafted PNG images.


  • (MS15-025) Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3038680)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to an affected system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the security context of the account of another user who is logged on to the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts potentially with full user rights.


  • (MS15-026) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3040856)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user clicks a specially crafted URL that takes them to a targeted Outlook Web App site. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit a specially crafted website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince them to visit the website, typically by getting them to click a link in an instant messenger or email message that takes them to the attacker's website, and then convince them to click the specially crafted URL.


  • (MS15-027) Vulnerability in NETLOGON Could Allow Spoofing (3002657)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow spoofing if an attacker who is logged onto a domain-joined system runs a specially crafted application that could establish a connection with other domain-joined systems as the impersonated user or system. The attacker must be logged onto a domain-joined system and be able to observe network traffic.


  • (MS15-028) Vulnerability in Windows Task Scheduler Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3030377)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow a user with limited privileges on an affected system to leverage Task Scheduler to execute files that they do not have permissions to run. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could bypass ACL checks and run privileged executables.


  • (MS15-029) Vulnerability in Windows Photo Decoder Component Could Allow Information Disclosure (3035126)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user browses to a website containing a specially crafted JPEG XR (.JXR) image. This vulnerability would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate their user rights directly, but it could be used to obtain information that could be used to try to further compromise the affected system.


  • (MS15-030) Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol Could Allow Denial of Service (3039976)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker creates multiple Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) sessions that fail to properly free objects in memory. By default, RDP is not enabled on any Windows operating system. Systems that do not have RDP enabled are not at risk.


  • (MS15-031) Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3046049)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that facilitates exploitation of the publicly disclosed FREAK technique, an industry-wide issue that is not specific to Windows operating systems. The vulnerability could allow a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacker to force the downgrading of the key length of an RSA key to EXPORT-grade length in a TLS connection. Any Windows system using Schannel to connect to a remote TLS server with an insecure cipher suite is affected.


  • Samba Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0240)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  08 March 2015
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    The Netlogon server implementation in smbd in Samba 3.5.x and 3.6.x before 3.6.25, 4.0.x before 4.0.25, 4.1.x before 4.1.17, and 4.2.x before 4.2.0rc5 performs a free operation on an uninitialized stack pointer, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted Netlogon packets that use the ServerPasswordSet RPC API, as demonstrated by packets reaching the _netr_ServerPasswordSet function in rpc_server/netlogon/srv_netlog_nt.c.
  • Openssl RSA Downgrade Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0204)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  04 March 2015
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    The ssl3_get_key_exchange function in s3_clnt.c in OpenSSL before 0.9.8zd, 1.0.0 before 1.0.0p, and 1.0.1 before 1.0.1k allows remote SSL servers to conduct RSA-to-EXPORT_RSA downgrade attacks and facilitate brute-force decryption by offering a weak ephemeral RSA key in a noncompliant role.
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  • Unspecified Vulnerability in Oracle Java (CVE-2014-0417)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  13 February 2015
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    This vulnerability allows attackers to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via unknown vectors related to 2D thus compromising the security of the system. It affects Oracle Java SE 6u65, and 7u45; JavaFX 2.2.45; and Java SE Embedded 7u45.

    Trend Micro was credited by Oracle for disclosing details about this vulnerability.

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    Microsoft addresses the following vulnerabilities in its February batch of patches:

  • (MS15-009) Security Update for Internet Explorer (3034682)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and forty privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user.


  • (MS15-010) Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3036220)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and five privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted document or visit an untrusted website that contains embedded TrueType fonts.


  • (MS15-011) Vulnerability in Group Policy Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000483)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user with a domain-configured system to connect to an attacker-controlled network. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.


  • (MS15-012) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3032328)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user.


  • (MS15-013) Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3033857)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. The security feature bypass by itself does not allow arbitrary code execution. However, an attacker could use this security feature bypass vulnerability in conjunction with another vulnerability, such as a remote code execution vulnerability, to run arbitrary code.


  • (MS15-014) Vulnerability in Group Policy Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3004361)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if an attacker, by way of a man-in-the-middle attack, causes the Group Policy Security Configuration Engine policy file on a targeted system to become corrupted or otherwise unreadable.


  • (MS15-015) Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3031432)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to leverage the lack of impersonation-level security checks to elevate privileges during process creation. An authenticated attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could acquire administrator credentials and use them to elevate privileges. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full administrative rights.


  • (MS15-016) Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Information Disclosure (3029944)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user browses to a website containing a specially crafted TIFF image. This vulnerability would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate their user rights directly, but it could be used to obtain information that could be used to try to further compromise the affected system.


  • (MS15-017)Vulnerability in Virtual Machine Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3035898)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on an affected system. An attacker must have valid Active Directory logon credentials and be able to log on with those credentials to exploit the vulnerability.


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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Same Origin Policy Bypass Vulnerability
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  04 February 2015
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    A flaw exists in Internet Explorer that allows a malicious web page to inject JavaScript code into a third-party frame, bypassing the Same-Origin Policy (SOP). This could allow an attacker to hijack sessions with third-party web sites.