Tag Archives: Windows

Windows: RID Hijacking allows guests to become an Admin

[German]It seems that all Windows versions contains a kind of ‘vulnerability’ which allows to transfer user rights (administrator privileges) from another account to a Windows guest account. This is called RID hijacking, and has been known for at least 10 … Continue reading

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Windows Update Error 0x8007042B

[German]Occasionally in Windows (especially under Windows 10) an update installation is aborted and the operating system drops the error code 0x8007042B. Here are some hints for correcting this error.

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Windows: Update issues and –re-releases October 2018

[German]Microsoft has re-released its Flash October 2018 update for Windows 10 V1809. There are probably issues with the metadata of the Windows 7-October 2018 updates. And in the Microsoft Update Catalog there are new update packages with the date October … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: 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

[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 … Continue reading

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WSUS: Windows 10 Feature Updates re-released (Sept. 28)

[German]A few days ago Microsoft re-released some cumulative updates for Windows 10 (see my blog post Windows 10: Updates KB4458469, KB4457136 (09/26/2018)) and explains that something has been missing in the first release. Today Microsoft has re-released again a massive … Continue reading

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Windows/Office (WSUS) Update issues & experiences

[German]Currently there are synchronization problems with WSUS. Furthermore, administrators run into issues during the update installation for Office and Windows, e.g. the error 0x8000ffff is thrown. Here again an overview or some experiences of a blog reader.

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Windows ALPC vulnerability (CVE-2018-8440) used in Exploit Kit

The ALPC vulnerability (CVE-2018-8440), which is present in all supported and unpatched Microsoft Windows versions, is now being exploited by the Metasploit Kit.

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