Windows kernel zero-day disclosed by Google’s Project Zero after bug exploited in the wild by hackers

Google’s Project Zero bug-hunting team has disclosed a Windows kernel flaw that’s being actively exploited by miscreants to gain administrator access on compromised machines. The web giant’s bug report was privately disclosed to Microsoft on October 22, and publicly revealed Read More …

Google, Intel Warn on ‘Zero-Click’ Kernel Bug in Linux-Based IoT Devices

Google and Intel are warning of a high-severity flaw in BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth protocol stack that provides support for core Bluetooth layers and protocols to Linux-based internet of things (IoT) devices. According to Google, the vulnerability affects users of Read More …

Exploitation of Windows CVE-2019-0708 (BlueKeep): Three Ways to Write Data into the Kernel with RDP PDU

In May 2019, Microsoft released an out-of-band patch update for remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2019-0708, which is also known as “BlueKeep” and resides in code to Remote Desktop Services (RDS). This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction, making it Read More …

CPU bug patch saga: Antivirus tools caught with their hands in the Windows cookie jar

Microsoft’s workaround to protect Windows computers from the Intel processor security flaw dubbed Meltdown has revealed the rootkit-like nature of modern security tools. Some anti-malware packages are incompatible with Redmond’s Meltdown patch, released last week, because the tools make, according to Microsoft, “unsupported Read More …

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

A fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug. Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is Read More …