Out-of-Band (OOB) Security Update available for CVE-2021-34527

Today Microsoft released an Out-of-Band (OOB) security update for CVE-2021-34527, which is being discussed externally as PrintNightmare. This is a cumulative update release, so it contains all previous security fixes and should be applied immediately to fully protect your systems.   The fix that we released today fully addresses the public vulnerability, and it also includes a new feature that allows customers to implement stronger protections. See: KB5005010: …

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New Nobelium activity

The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center is tracking new activity from the NOBELIUM threat actor. Our investigation into the methods and tactics being used continues, but we have seen password spray and brute-force attacks and want to share some details to help our customers and communities protect themselves.   This recent activity was mostly unsuccessful, and the majority of targets were not successfully compromised – we …

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Investigating and Mitigating Malicious Drivers

The security landscape continues to rapidly evolve as threat actors find new and innovative methods to gain access to environments across a wide range of vectors. As the industry moves closer to the adoption of a Zero Trust security posture with broad and layered defenses, we remain committed to sharing threat intelligence with the community …

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“BadAlloc” – Memory allocation vulnerabilities could affect wide range of IoT and OT devices in industrial, medical, and enterprise networks

Microsoft’s Section 52, the Azure Defender for IoT security research group, recently uncovered a series of critical memory allocation vulnerabilities in IoT and OT devices that adversaries could exploit to bypass security controls in order to execute malicious code or cause a system crash. These remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities cover more than 25 CVEs …

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Congratulating Our Top MSRC 2021 Q1 Security Researchers!

We’re excited to announce the top contributing researchers for the 2021 First Quarter (Q1)! Congratulations to all the researchers recognized in this quarter’s leaderboard and thank you to everyone who continues to help secure our customers and the ecosystem. The top three researchers of the 2021 Q1 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: Yuki Chen (4365 points), …

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April 2021 Update Tuesday packages now available

Update August 25, 2021:Microsoft strongly recommends that you update your servers with the most recent security updates available. CVE-2021-34473 (ProxyShell) CVE-2021-34523 (ProxyShell) CVE-2021-33766 Today is Update Tuesday – our commitment to provide a predictable monthly schedule to release updates and provide the latest protection to our customers. Update Tuesday is a monthly cycle when Microsoft …

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Introducing Bounty Awards for Teams Desktop Client Security Research

Partnering with the security research community is an important part of Microsoft’s holistic approach to defending against security threats. As much of the world has shifted to working from home in the last year, Microsoft Teams has enabled people to stay connected, organized, and collaborate remotely. Microsoft and security researchers across the planet continue to …

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Guidance for responders: Investigating and remediating on-premises Exchange Server vulnerabilities

This guidance will help customers address threats taking advantage of the recently disclosed Microsoft Exchange Server on-premises vulnerabilities CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26858, CVE-2021-26857, and CVE-2021-27065. Microsoft will continue to monitor these threats and provide updated tools and investigation guidance to help organizations defend against, identify, and remediate associated attacks.  

One-Click Microsoft Exchange On-Premises Mitigation Tool – March 2021

We have been actively working with customers through our customer support teams, third-party hosters, and partner network to help them secure their environments and respond to associated threats from the recent Exchange Server on-premises attacks. Based on these engagements we realized that there was a need for a simple, easy to use, automated solution that …

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Microsoft Exchange Server Vulnerabilities Mitigations – updated March 15, 2021

Update March 15, 2021: If you have not yet patched, and have not applied the mitigations referenced below, a one-click tool, the Exchange On-premises Mitigation Tool is now our recommended path to mitigate until you can patch. Microsoft previously blogged our strong recommendation that customers upgrade their on-premises Exchange environments to the latest supported version. …

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