Category Archives: Software

Vulnerabilities in McAfee Agent allows privilege escalation and code execution as Windows SYSTEM

[German]McAfee Agent for Windows is vulnerable to privilege escalation due to a serious vulnerability, allowing program code to execute with Windows SYSTEM privileges. The vendor has since corrected the CVE-2022-0166 vulnerability, which was introduced into products such as McAfee Endpoint … Continue reading

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WordPress: Backdoors in AccessPress Themes and Plugins

[German]WordPress users beware, there are again massive vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins and themes due to a supply chain attack on the provider AccessPress. In dozens of plugins and themes of this provider hackers have built backdoors to hack the sites … Continue reading

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Edge 97.0.1072.69

[German]Microsoft has updated the Chromium Edge browser to version Edge 97.0.1072.69 as of January 20, 2022 (thanks to the reader for pointing this out). This is a security update that addresses security vulnerabilities. Microsoft lists the release notes for Microsoft … Continue reading

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SonicWall Gen7 Firewall Inaccessible/ Reboot Loop (Jan. 20, 2022)

[German]Currently, it seems like the SonicWall Gen7 Firewalls have been causing an issue since January 20, 2022. There are reports that access is no longer possible or the Gen7 firewall falls into a reboot loop. There is already a support … Continue reading

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Chrome 97.0.4692.99 released, fixes 26 vulnerabilities

[German]Google has released an update to Google Chrome 97.0.4692.99 for Windows, Mac and Linux (and version 97.0.4664.98 for Android) as of January 19, 2022. It's an update that closes 26 vulnerabilities. Here's a quick overview. Advertising

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Firefox 96.0.1 released

[German]On January 14, 2022, Mozilla developers released version 96.0.1 as a maintenance update of the Firefox browser to correct a bug. According to the release notes, there is a bug fix: Addresses proxy rule exceptions not working on Windows systems … Continue reading

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Adobe Acrobat (Reader) DC 21.011.20039, Install error and open Bugs

[German]On January 11, 2022 there was a security update for Adobe Acrobat (Reader) DC to version 21.011.20039. Furthermore, the last few days some users have contacted me to report open bugs. Here's an overview about that topics. Advertising

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Thunderbird 91.5.0

[German]Small addendum: The developers of the Thunderbird email client have released Thunderbird 91.5.0 on January 11, 2022. This is a maintenance update for the 91 development branch, which makes numerous fixes. Here is a brief overview. Advertising

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Windows Server: January 2022 security updates are causing DC boot loop

[German]I'll pull it out separately as a blog post. Administrators of Windows Domain Controllers should be careful about installing the January 2022 security updates. I have now received numerous reports that Windows servers acting as domain controllers will not boot … Continue reading

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Security updates for Exchange Server (January 2022)

[German]Microsoft has released security updates for Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2019 as of January 11, 2022. These updates are required to address vulnerabilities reported by external security partners and found through Microsoft's internal processes. The … Continue reading

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