Tag Archives: Security

Microsoft Security Update Releases (January 22, 2018)

Microsoft has revised several security update descriptions and released a summary what has been updates. Here’s an overview, what’s changed so far.

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BIND vulnerability (CVE-2017-3145) can crash name

[German]A vulnerability in BIND (performing DNS resolutions) may cause the named daemon to crash. Here are some information about the vulnerability, that since 2000.

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InSpectre: Test your machine against Meltdown/Spectre flaw

[German]Since beginning of this year 2018, we know about the CPU vulnerabilities, that can be attacked via Meltdown/Spectre attacks. InSpectre is a tool, that checks your system’s vulnerability against both attacks.

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Microsoft Security Update Minor Revision (CVE-2018-0802)

Another short Microsoft addendum on security updates, which has been released on January 9, 2018. The security description for Office (CVE-2018-0802) has been slightly revised.

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Microsoft Security Advisory Notification January 10, 2018

Microsoft has released this night a new Security Advisory Notification – dated January 10, 2018. This notification lists revisions of Security Advisories released or updated recently. Here are the details.

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Meltdown and Spectre: What Windows users need to know

[German]At the beginning of the year, a design flaw (Meltdown) in Intel’s processors went public. Later on a 2nd attack, called Spectre, affecting nearly all processor have become public. OS vendors begun to rollout patches, to mitigate these security issues. … Continue reading

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Test: Is my browser vulnerable for Spectre attacks?

[German]Here’s a tip for users of devices, who are wondering, if their browser is vulnerable for Spectre attacks. The test is independent of the device and operating system and there is no need to install anything.

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How to mitigate Spectre in Google Chrome

This blog post shows, how to mitigate Google Chrome browser against the Spectre attack using Strict site isolation.

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Adobe Flash Player version 28.0.0.137 released

[German]Adobe released a Flash Player update to version 28.0.0.0.137 for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS on January 9, 2018. It is a maintenance update that includes bug fixes, security updates and new features. [Update: Details added.]

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Windows 7/8.1: Updates KB4056894, KB4056895 released

Microsoft has released Monthly Rollup Update KB4056894 for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. And also Monthly Rollup Update KB4056895 for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 is available.

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