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Microsoft Patches Two Zero-Day Flaws this Month

Microsoft Patches Two Zero-Day Flaws this Month

It issued a warning that users may see "some unexpected light colors" in the Explorer and Common File Dialogue.

For now, the cloud clipboard only works on other Windows 10 devices with the latest Insider build of Windows 10, but we hope it will also make its way to Android and iOS.

At its Build developer conference yesterday, Microsoft showcased what's coming for its Fluent Design overhaul of Windows and its applications, and there's definitely a lot of good news for people who like Fluent Design, developers, and yes, even power users.

The update includes a fix for Microsoft's Korean input method editor (IME). Hopefully, this will soon expand to smartphones via Microsoft's SwiftKey keyboard app for iOS and Android, as Microsoft previously announced. The patch addresses the.NET framework issue in Windows 10 through to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2012.

There is also a notable fix for a vulnerability in Exchange server you may want to review and deploy as well. It has been assigned the vulnerability identifier CVE-2018-1039.

Similarly, the CVE-2018-8120 vulnerability in Win32k.sys is being actively exploited, which allows attackers to run arbitrary code in kernel mode.

"Two Microsoft vulnerabilities this month are known to be exploited in the wild".

"May's Patch Tuesday is here and it looks like these monthly releases have plateaued at around 70 CVEs patched per month", noted Karl Sigler, threat intelligence manager of SpiderLabs (at Trustwave).

In one case, an advanced persistent threat group, which is almost always used as a term to describe state-sponsored hacking groups, has been targeting a Windows VBScript Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability first discovered in April.

Adobe also issued a patch for CVE-2018-4944, which allows for arbitrary code execution (at user level) if exploited.

Microsoft was unable to provide a fix prior to Project Zero's 90 day deadline and had also asked Google not to disclose the bug until its May Patch Tuesday release.

Microsoft has halted distribution of Windows 10 April 2018 Update for owners of systems with specific Intel SSDs, the combo of the operating system update and the Intel SSDs can result in a boot loop.

In addition, Hyper-V has been getting some attention lately as well.

But who are the impacted users? Microsoft this time, is quite focused on making the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps adaptable to all kinds of input, whether touch screens or keyboard and mouse as presently the apps are designed more for touch inputs.


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