Category Archives: Vulnerability

Microsoft Patch Tuesday July 2022: propaganda report, CSRSS EoP, RPC RCE, Edge, Azure Site Recovery

Hello everyone! Microsoft has been acting weird lately. I mean the recent publication of a propaganda report about evil Russians and how Microsoft is involved in the conflict between countries. It wouldn’t be unusual for a US government agency, NSA or CIA to publish such a report. But when a global IT vendor, which, in theory, should be more or less neutral, does this… This is a clear signal. It’s not about business anymore.

I’ll take a closer look at this report in the next episode of the Vulnerability Management news, but for now let’s take a look at Microsoft July Patch Tuesday. Yes, the vendor is behaving strangely, but Microsoft products need to be patched. Right? At least for now. And tracking vulnerabilities is always a good thing. 🙂

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Vulnerability Management news and publications #1

Hello everyone! In this episode, I will try to revive Security News with a focus on Vulnerability Management.

On the one hand, creating such reviews requires free time, which could be spent more wisely, for example, on open source projects or original research. On the other hand, there are arguments in favor of news reviews. Keeping track of the news is part of our job as vulnerability and security specialists. And preferably not only headlines.

Alternative video link (for Russia): https://vk.com/video-149273431_456239095

I usually follow the news using my automated telegram channel @avleonovnews. And it looks like this: I see something interesting in the channel, I copy it to Saved Messages so that I can read it later. Do I read it later? Well, usually not. Therefore, the creation of news reviews motivates to read and clear Saved Messages. Just like doing Microsoft Patch Tuesday reviews motivates me to watch what’s going on there. In general, it seems it makes sense to make a new attempt. Share in the comments what you think about it. Well, if you want to participate in the selection of news, I will be glad too.

I took 10 news items from Saved Messages and divided them into 5 categories:

  1. Active Vulnerabilities
  2. Data sources
  3. Analytics
  4. VM vendors write about Vulnerability Management
  5. de-Westernization of IT
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday June 2022: Follina RCE, NFSV4.1 RCE, LDAP RCEs and bad patches

Hello everyone! This will be an episode about the Microsoft vulnerabilities that were released on June Patch Tuesday and also between May and June Patch Tuesdays.

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On June Patch Tuesday, June 14, 56 vulnerabilities were released. Between May and June Patch Tuesdays, 38 vulnerabilities were released. This gives us 94 vulnerabilities in the report.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday May 2022: Edge RCE, PetitPotam LSA Spoofing, bad patches

Hello everyone! This episode will be about Microsoft Patch Tuesday for May 2022. Sorry for the delay, this month has been quite intense. As usual, I’m using my Vulristics project and going through not only the vulnerabilities that were presented on May 10th, but all the MS vulnerabilities presented by Microsoft since the previous Patch Tuesday, April 12th.

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I have set direct links in comments_links.txt for Qualys, ZDI and Kaspersky blog posts.

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Malicious Open Source: the cost of using someone else’s code

Hello everyone! This video was recorded for the VMconf 22 Vulnerability Management conference, vmconf.pw. I will be talking about malicious open source and the cost of using someone else’s code.

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Video in Russian from CISO Forum 2022: https://youtu.be/LPXg-MEamVA

To be honest, at the beginning of the year I did not plan to talk about these things. But life changes rapidly and unpredictably, so it becomes impossible not to talk about this.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday April 2022 and custom CVE comments sources in Vulristics

Hello everyone! This episode will be about Microsoft Patch Tuesday for April 2022 and new improvements in my Vulristics project. I decided to add more comment sources. Because it’s not just Tenable, Qualys, Rapid7 and ZDI make Microsoft Patch Tuesday reviews, but also other security companies and bloggers.

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You can see them in my automated security news telegram channel avleonovnews after every second Tuesday of the month. So, now you can add any links with CVE comments to Vulristics.

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Gitlab OmniAuth Static Passwords and stored XSS

Hello everyone! In this episode, let’s take a look at the latest vulnerabilities in Gitlab. On March 31, the Critical Security Release for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE) was released. GitLab recommends that all installations running a version affected by the issues described in the bulletin are upgraded to the latest version as soon as possible.

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Unfortunately, Gitlab, as well as some other Western companies, is currently hostile to the country where I live and work. So their calls to immediately install updates now have additional connotations. If Gitlab is so clearly politically motivated that even the logo on their site has been recolored in a certain way, then what else can be expected from their updates? Backdoors? Malicious functionality that wipes data? Quite possible. IMHO, when companies are so willing to mix geopolitical messages and business, it exposes them as unreliable vendors that should be avoided.

But let’s get back to vulnerabilities. There are 17 CVEs in the bulletin. We will start with the most critical one.

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