Microsoft August 2020 Patchday issues

[German]The security updates rolled out by Microsoft on August 11, 2020 for Windows and other Microsoft products are causing problems for some users. These range from installation errors 0x800f0988 to login problems to Hyper-V machines that no longer work. There is an update for the striking PDF24 Creator which fixes the error.

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Amazon’s Alexa hacked, numerous vulnerabilities

[German]Security researcher from Check Point Research finds vulnerabilities in certain Amazon Alexa subdomains. The Researchers demonstrate how hackers could remove/install skills on a victim’s Alexa account, access voice histories, and personal information  These were immediately reported to Amazon and have since been closed. Until then, however, any user could become the victim of a hacker attack – without even realizing it. Sensitive data, such as the history of all voice recordings, could already have been stolen.

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Adobe Reader/Acrobat: Security updates available (August 11, 2020)

win7[German]Another addendum from this week. Adobe released a security update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat and other Adobe products such as Lightroom on August 11, 2020. These updates close some, partly critical, security holes. Here is some information.

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Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.414

Sicherheit[German]Adobe released an update for the Flash Player on August 11, 2020, which updates it to version 32.0.0.414. It is a bug-fix update which does not close any vulnerabilities. Here is some information about this update.

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Microsoft Edge 84.0.522.59 released

Edge[German]Microsoft has published a security advisory on August 11, 2020, which refers to the new ,ritish security update for the Chromium Edge Browser to version 84.0.522.59.

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates (August 11, 2020)

[German]On August 11, 2020 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), Microsoft released various security-related updates for still supported Microsoft Office versions and other products.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20190

[German]On August 12, 2020, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20190 for insiders in the Developer Channel. The announcement with references to the innovations was made in the Windows Blog. Improvements have been made in the graphics settings and the tip app should now show the new features.

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Windows PrintDaemon vulnerability CVE-2020-1337 details

[German]A security researcher has disclosed details of the vulnerability CVE-2020-1337 (Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability) and demonstrated how it can be exploited. The vulnerability affects Windows 7 through Windows 10 and their server counterparts; an update has been available since August 11, 2020.

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Windows 10 2004: ‘Credentials Manager’ broken [Workaround]

[German]The Credentials Manager has a bug in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Version 2004). The Credentials Manager forgets to save the credentials and is unusable.

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Project Zero: August 2020 LSASS patch does not adequately protect Windows 10

[German]Microsoft has probably failed to patch a vulnerability properly with its Windows security updates of August 11, 2020. They intend to fix the LSASS vulnerability. However, Google Project Zero says that the vulnerability is insufficiently patched in Windows 10 version 1909.

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