Windows: CVE-2018-8423; CVE-2018-8453, CVE-2018-8495

[German]In October 2018, Microsoft patched some vulnerabilities in Windows with updates. The vulnerability CVE-2018-8495 is now being actively exploited. For the (probably incompletely patched) vulnerability CVE-2018-8495 a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) is now available. And the vulnerability CVE-2018-8423 was probably patched. Here is some information.

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DOM-XSS bug putsTinder, Shopify, Yelp & Co. at risk

Users of Tinder, Shopify, Yelp and others are threatened in their security. Security researchers at vpnMentor have discovered a DOM-XSS bug that allows them to extract information about other users via apps or websites concerned. Potentially 685 million users are affected by this vulnerability.

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Windows Update error 0x8024200D

[German]When installing updates via Windows Update, some systems ends with update installation error 0x8024200D. This error code may occur on Windows 7 up to Windows 10. Within this blog post, I discuss the error details, and how to fix it.

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Windows 10: Oct. 2018 updates throws ‘WDF Violation’ BSOD

[German]The cumulative updates KB4464330 (for Windows 10 V1809) and KB4462919 (for Windows 10 V1803) for October 2018 cause certain machines, previously from HP and Dell, to throw a ‘WDF Violation’ BlueScreen.

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Microsoft’s secret Windows 10 V1809 ‘Data recovery tool’

[German]During upgrading to Windows 10 October 2018 Update (V1809), some users are lost their personal files. Setup has rigorously deleted all user data. But there was always a rumor about a Microsoft support tool, a kind of secret weapon, for recovering the deleted data. I’ve now discovered the secret. Here’s a compilation what you can expect – but I warn you, there’s some involuntary slapstick.

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Windows 10: Update Error 0x80242006

[German]Sometimes Windows 10 (or an older Windows version) stalls during a (feature) update with error 0x80242006. Here are a few details what’s behind this error.

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Microsoft Patchday: Further Updates October 9, 2018

Windows Update[German]As of October 9, 2018 (Patchday) Microsoft has released further updates for Internet Explorer, Windows Server, etc.. In this blog post the respective patches are added, which are not included in the remaining posts linked at the end of the article.

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Apple: Ups, forgot to lock Intel ME on it’s notebooks

[German]It seems, that Apple has forgotten to lock the Intel Management Engine (Intel ME) against manipulation on some notebooks and left a maintenance mode open. This is the latest finding in Intel Management Engine research.

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Patchday Microsoft Office Updates (October 9, 2018)

Windows Update[German]As of October 9, 2018 (second Tuesday of the month, Patchday at Microsoft), Microsoft has released several security updates for supported Microsoft Office versions and products such as Sharepoint.

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Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1/Server (10/09/2018)

Windows Update[German]On October 9, 2018 Microsoft released various (security) updates (KB4462923, KB4462915) for Windows 7 SP1 and further updates (KB4462926, KB4462941) for Windows 8.1 as well as the corresponding server versions. Here is an overview of these updates.

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