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Microsoft just fixed a serious Windows Defender bug

Frank Williams | 11 May, 2017, 16:42

Microsoft has issued its regular "Patch Tuesday" security update for May, just hours after it released an emergency fix for a risky flaw present in most of its anti-malware technology. Windows Defender could inadvertently install malware while scanning a PC for unwanted files. Similar to the iOS released by Apple, Microsoft wants to make a controlled product out of it.

The Project Zero page showed that Ormandy and Silvanovich reported the Windows flaw to Microsoft on May 5th, the day Ormandy teased the issue on Twitter. In short, an attacker could leverage this vulnerability by hiding malicious code in a file that is scanned by Microsoft's security software, including email.

The vulnerability itself lies in NScript, a Defender component.

Microsoft provided patches for 57 vulnerabilities on May Patch Tuesday, including the out-of-band patch.

Project neon: Will Windows 10 get a new look? From its initial entrypoint, the attacking software could gain control of the PC and establish communications with its creator. The attack, according to him, worked against default installations, without being on a single LAN and it was wormable.

The vulnerability is particularly potent because of Windows Defender's nature as an always-on antivirus utility.

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This means if Google wanted to bring the desktop version of Chrome in the Windows Store, Project Islandwood was the way to go, but according to these requirements, the search company would have to build the browser from scratch using Microsoft's own rendering engine and JavaScript interpreters. We would be able to know more about the Home Hub in detail at the Microsoft's annual developer conference which starts today in a short while from now or at the Shanghai event scheduled for May 23rd.

Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email.

"The update addresses a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine scans a specially crafted file", Microsoft said.

As Microsoft warns, these unofficial applications are responsible for a large number of failures and problems when upgrading the operating system as they overwrite system files for unofficial and incompatible versions of the system. That's because those updates disabled the EPS filter in Office as a defense-in-depth measure, Microsoft researchers said Tuesday in a blog post. Probably nothing. By default, tools that rely on the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine are kept up to date automatically for both Microsoft's business customers and general consumers.

The vulnerability also affects Microsoft's Defender security software on Windows 7, 8.1, RT 8.1, and Windows 10, as well as Windows Server 2016. Alternatively, users can check that the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine version in their products is version 1.1.10701.0 or later.


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