Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 Discovers 27 New Vulnerabilities Across Microsoft Products

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 threat researchers have been credited with discovering 27 new vulnerabilities addressed by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), as part of its last nine months of security update releases.


The Microsoft vulnerabilities discovered included 27 vulnerabilities rated “important,” including Remote Code Execution, Privilege Elevation, Information Disclosure and one Denial of Service vulnerability.

The Unit 42 researchers credited are Zhibin Zhang, Tao Yan, Bo Qu, Gal De Leon, Haozhe Zhang, Bar Lahav, Yaron Samuel and Nadav Markus. Zhibin Zhang was also recognized as the top vulnerability discoverer in Q1 from the MSRC and most recently ranked 7th for the MSRC 2020 Q2 Security Leaderboard.

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Source: Palo Alto