A massive security flaw discovered in Skype. Fix not coming anytime soon.

Credit to Author: Shriram Munde| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:10:30 +0000

Quick Heal Security Labs has recently learned about a serious vulnerability in Skype’s update installer – that’s the bad news. The worse news is, Microsoft is not going to patch the vulnerability anytime soon as this would require the updater to go through a ‘large code revision’. What is this…

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Vulnerabilities found in Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter of Lenovo laptop chipsets

Credit to Author: Shriram Munde| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:07:22 +0000

Vulnerabilities found in Broadcom Wi-Fi adapter of Lenovo laptop chipsets Lenovo recently released an advisory, warning customers about two critical Broadcom vulnerabilities which impact 25 models of its popular ThinkPad lineup. The Broadcom Wi-Fi chipsets used by Lenovo ThinkPad devices are affected by the CVE-2017-11120 & CVE-2017-11121 vulnerabilities. Both these issues…

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An analysis of an MS office document exploiting a zero-day flash player vulnerability (CVE-2018-4878)

Credit to Author: Quick Heal Security Labs| Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:59:42 +0000

Important update! Adobe Systems released a critical security update on 6.02.2017 to fix the vulnerability discussed in this post. We recommend you to apply the update immediately. Summary of the vulnerability CVE-2018-4878 is a use-after-free vulnerability present in Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.137 and its earlier versions are being exploited in…

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Malspam campaigns exploiting recent MS Office vulnerability ‘CVE-2017-11882’ – An Analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:12:34 +0000

No wonder malspam campaigns are a major medium to spread malware. Previously, we have written about such campaigns making use of MS Office malware such as malicious macro, CVE-2017-0199, CVE-2017-8759 and DDE-based attack. Recently, we have started observing various malspam campaigns exploiting the latest MS Office vulnerability CVE-2018-11882. Let’s take a look…

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Malspam campaigns exploiting recent MS Office vulnerability ‘CVE-2017-11882’

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:12:34 +0000

No wonder malspam campaigns are a major medium to spread malware. Previously, we have written about such campaigns making use of MS Office malware such as malicious macro CVE-2017-0199, CVE-2017-8759 and DDE-based attack. Recently, we have started observing various malspam campaigns exploiting the latest MS Office vulnerability CVE-2018-11882. Let’s take a…

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An emerging trend of DDE based Office malware – an analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:27:30 +0000

For the past few years, we have been seeing macro-based attacks through Object Linking Embedding (OLE)/Microsoft Office files. But, presently, attackers are using a different technique to spread malware through Office files – using a new attack vector called ‘Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)’. DDE is an authorized Microsoft Office feature that provides several methods for transferring data between applications. Once the communication protocol is established, it doesn’t require user interactions…

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CVE-2017-11826 – Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability – an Alert by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Pradeep Kulkarni| Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:14:57 +0000

The recent zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office vulnerability CVE-2017-11826 enables attackers to perform a Remote Code Execution on targeted machines. According to a recently published blog post, this vulnerability is being exploited in the wild. Microsoft has released a security update on October 10, 2017, to fix this issue. Vulnerable…

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CVE-2017-8759 | .NET Framework Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – An analysis by Quick Heal Security Labs

Credit to Author: Pavankumar Chaudhari| Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:28:34 +0000

The recent zero-day vulnerability in .NET Framework vulnerability CVE-2017-8759 enables attackers to perform a Remote Code Execution on the targeted machine. This vulnerability is found to be exploited in the wild through email spam messages loaded with malicious RTF files as an attachment. Microsoft has released a security update on…

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