Microsoft Patch Tuesday Update to Quash an Actively Exploited Security Bug
We provide the most up to date information about the Microsoft Windows security flaw that affected a large percentage of the installed base of the Windows operating system. All documents in this directory are available in PDF,. doc, and Postscript formats for use by the open source community.
We encourage the use of the Open Security Vulnerability Database (OSVDatabase) which has the list of affected Windows versions as well as the associated CVEs.
The OSSV was a “spider web site”. We use the OSSVD and OSSVDatabase on this blog to be easy to find information about the Windows security vulnerabilities, and the information contained on those pages is not necessarily complete, nor is it authoritative. We cannot, therefore, guarantee that information on the OSSVD database is current or reliable, or that any of the pages in the site are current and reliable.
Windows NT 4.
MS14-027 – This security bulletin was posted on February 2, 2014.
MS14-027 (Security Announcement) – This security bulletin is about an unnamed security breach discovered in Microsoft’s Active Directory. The security breach could allow a successful attack against Windows operating systems. This information is not current and is not in a current state of research. The information contained on this security bulletin is not official or reliable.
The Security Alert Number (SAN) is a security alert, advisories, or announcements that Microsoft publishes for the purpose of providing information about security violations that may impact system integrity, system security, or system accessibility. As part of Microsoft’s Security Alerts service, the SAN is posted in the Security Alerts section of the Microsoft security bulletin. The SAN has also been referred to as the SIR, Security Incident Report, or Security Reminder.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday Update to Quash an Actively Exploited Security Bug.
Article Title: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Update to Quash an Actively Exploited Security Bug | Computer Security.
Microsoft SQL Server is a cross-platform general-purpose relational database management system developed and marketed by Microsoft. The platform has multiple major versions and products—including Windows Server and Windows Enterprise, the latter of which is a fully-supported version of SQL Server.
In this security bulletin, Microsoft has demonstrated that a previously unknown method of SQL injection, referred to as “SQL injection”, can be used to take over a system by making commands available in an environment and then executing code in the environment.
A security vulnerability affects the Microsoft SQL Server product. As of April 2, 2011, the vulnerability was classified as critical, allowing a maximum of three other vulnerabilities to be exploited.
The code vulnerability is due to a lack-of-padding in the SQL statements that should have been padded to be passed through the SQL parsing function.
The SQL statements have been modified in the “exec. loadfile” function, causing it to erroneously execute system-level functions. The original statement has been patched.
The SQL statement in the command “exec. loadfile(‘SELECT @@version;’)” is modified to instead have a semicolon at the end, because this is the only place where “@@version” is used.
The issue is present in any version of Enterprise Edition, which is required to run the SQL Server product, and is not present in a basic edition of the product, as the versioning has been modified by the security update.
The issue is fixed in all versions of Enterprise Edition that have the same patch level.
Affected software installations for which the vulnerability is known to exist are Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
Microsoft has assigned the vulnerability an identifier of SQL Injection.
Comments on KB5004945 in Windows Updates.
Article Title: Comments on KB5004945 in Windows Updates | Computer Security. Full Article Text: KB5004945, a Windows NT Server flaw that allows an attacker to elevate their privileges to a super administrator, is causing real-world issues in Windows.
Microsoft has been working to address security issues in Windows, to make computer users more secure, since mid-2013. The most critical flaw discovered in Windows, KB5004945, exposed security holes in Windows Server, and allowed hackers to elevate their privileges to a super-privileged account.
This flaw in Windows Server version SP1, released on February 14, 2015, is being exploited by hackers on a regular basis, and has now begun affecting the real world, as Microsoft did not publish a patch for this flaw until mid January 2016. Microsoft has responded to security issues in Windows 10 with several patches but the KB5004945 flaw has shown the greatest vulnerability.
“We are aware of a security vulnerability in Windows 10 that allows remote attackers to gain elevated privileges on behalf of a user attempting to run elevated code. A remote attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could obtain full administrative rights. The remote attacker could also leverage this vulnerability to crash the Windows 10 operating system.
The only fixed version of Windows 10 is Windows Server 2016, and this vulnerability requires the latest version of the computer operating system, not a previous version. There is no patch from Microsoft for this vulnerability, despite all of the attacks on the Internet already being patched, because Microsoft has not published the vulnerability, as a security researcher has reported.
The security researcher, whose identity has not been disclosed, has discovered that another vulnerability in the same Windows Server vulnerability exists, in Windows Server 8, as well as in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. He disclosed the security flaw in his post published yesterday.
The security researcher discovered that the malicious code was able to elevate the privileges before the attacker could gain a full administrator position within the system. If a Windows client running Windows 10 and Windows Server 8 or Windows Server 2008 R2 has been compromised, the attacker’s code could gain elevated privileges.
Printer Nightmare Vulnerability and Point & Print on Windows Servers
A vulnerability in the Microsoft Printer Driver Vulnerability was disclosed on June 14th, 2012. Printer Driver Vulnerability is a flaw in the Windows Driver Development Kit (DDK), a firmware that is required to support Microsoft Printer Driver. The vulnerability can be exploited to obtain root access to the affected system, and to launch an arbitrary command via the Print Driver service. This exploit can be used to escalate the privileges of any user on the affected system, such as administrator or application level user. The exploit is enabled by a kernel option, set the printer driver to enable the driver, and set the print driver service to enable the driver. A patch for this vulnerability is available and will be installed on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 SP1.
On the system that needs the printer driver to support Microsoft Printer Driver, install the Microsoft driver from Microsoft’s website.
Check the Windows Registry value for the Driver. sys file with an Administrator right command (like Control Panel > Programs > Microsoft > Windows Driver Development Kit > Driver Control) and confirm the value is set to ‘Microsoft Printer Driver’.
Next, check the Windows Registry value for the Driver. sys file as above, but this time with a Full Administrator right command (like Control Panel > System > Control Panel).
Now that the Printer Driver is installed, open the Printers dialog box and choose the Printer you want to add to your Print Driver list.
Click the Save button and close the Printer dialog box.
On the System Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Disk and File Storage tab, click the + button to add the newly added printer to the list.
Click the OK button to confirm the printer selection and save the settings.
This vulnerability is rated VU# 1. 1 by the Microsoft Security Response Team (MSRTF).
A vulnerability in the Windows Driver Development Kit (DDK), a firmware that is required for supporting Microsoft Printer Driver is a flaw in the Windows Driver Framework 2 (WDF2) firmware.
Tips of the Day in Computer Security
There are many new antivirus products out there and most of these are not really very effective. And while these products are certainly useful from the looks of it, there are still a surprising number of people who either don’t install them or simply don’t understand why they should.
But in this article I want to focus on one product whose reputation in the antivirus community is second to none. The product has been adopted by government agencies, industry associations, and private security research companies. It has been used on at least half a million computers in various installations around the world. And as I said before, it is a product that is used in at least half a million different countries because it is a very popular choice for security awareness month, although, it is one that has been approved for security awareness month in over a half a million different locations around the world.
The product is called “Advanced Malware Analysis Software” or AMAS.
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