Exploitability

Assessing risk for the December 2013 security updates

Today we released eleven security bulletins addressing 24 CVE’s. Five bulletins have a maximum severity rating of Critical while the other six have a maximum severity rating of Important. We hope that the table below helps you prioritize the deployment of the updates appropriately for your environment. Bulletin Most likely attack vector Max Bulletin Severity …

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MS13-068: A difficult-to-exploit double free in Outlook

MS13-068 addresses a memory corruption vulnerability accessible by simply previewing a message in the Outlook Preview Pane. As such, we’ve rated this security vulnerability as Critical and we encourage customers to deploy the security update. However, in this case, we believe this particular vulnerability will be difficult to exploit for code execution. In fact, we’re …

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August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Today we’re publishing the August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Exchange Server (MS13-061) and Windows Kernel (MS13-063).  There were 3 additional questions during the webcast that we were unable to answer on air, and we …

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August 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Hello. Today we’re publishing the August 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded twelve questions focusing primarily on MS12-060 covering Windows Common Controls,  MS12-052 regarding Internet Explorer, and Security Advisory 2661254 addressing trust certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bit key lengths. Three additional questions were answered after …

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Assessing risk for the February 2012 security updates

Today we released nine security bulletins. Four have a maximum severity rating of Critical with the other five having a maximum severity rating of Important. We hope that the table below helps you prioritize the deployment of the updates appropriately for your environment. Bulletin Most likely attack vector Max Bulletin Severity Max Exploit-ability Likely first …

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Assessing risk for the January 2012 security updates

Today we released seven security bulletins. One has a maximum severity rating of Critical with the other six having a maximum severity rating of Important. We hope that the table below helps you prioritize the deployment of the updates appropriately for your environment. Bulletin Most likely attack vector Max Bulletin Severity Max Exploit-ability rating Likely …

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Assessing the risk of the December 2011 security updates

Today we released thirteen security bulletins. Three have a maximum severity rating of Critical with the other ten having a maximum severity rating of Important. We hope that the table below helps you prioritize the deployment of the updates appropriately for your environment. Bulletin Most likely attack vector Max Bulletin Severity Max Exploit-Ability Index Likely …

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Assessing the exploitability of MS11-083

This month we released MS11-083 to address an externally found reference counter issue in TCP/IP stack. Here we would like to give further information about the exploitability of this vulnerability. VulnerabilityThe vulnerability presents itself in the specific scenario where an attacker can send a large number of specially crafted UDP packets to a random port that …

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Assessing the risk of the August security updates

Today we released 13 security bulletins. Two have a maximum severity rating of Critical, nine have a maximum severity rating of Important, and two have a maximum severity rating of Moderate. We hope that the table below helps you prioritize the deployment of the updates appropriately for your environment. Bulletin Most likely attack vector Max …

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Announcing the BlueHat Prize for Advancement of Exploit Mitigations

Protecting the general computing ecosystem is a really tough job, and given some of the media headlines, it’s easy to get discouraged and wallow in the problems. It seems like we’re constantly bombarded with statistics measuring the number of bugs, vulnerabilities, or attacks in an attempt to build an accurate “state of the state.” The …

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