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VERT Threat Alert: December 2018 Patch Tuesday Analysis


Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s December 2018 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-809 on Wednesday, December 12th.

In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs

Microsoft is reporting that this Windows kernel privilege escalation vulnerability is seeing active exploitation on older versions of Windows. Successful exploitation can allow an attacker to run code in kernel mode. This issue was resolved by changing how the Windows kernel handles objects in memory.

Microsoft has rated this as a 1 on the Exploitability Index (Exploitation More Likely) on their latest Windows release, while active exploitation has been detected on older releases.

This vulnerability is a publicly disclosed issue with the .NET Framework that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to DoS a .NET Framework based web application by sending malformed web requests.

Microsoft has rated this as a 3 on the Exploitability Index (Exploitation...(continued)

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