Security Newsletter
19 August 2019
4 New BlueKeep-like 'Wormable' Windows Remote Desktop Flaws Discovered
If you are using any supported version of the Windows operating system, stop everything and install the latest security updates from Microsoft immediately. Windows operating system contains four new critical wormable, remote code execution vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Services, similar to the recently patched 'BlueKeep' RDP vulnerability.
Discovered by Microsoft's security team itself, all four vulnerabilities, CVE-2019-1181, CVE-2019-1182, CVE-2019-1222, and CVE-2019-1226, can be exploited by unauthenticated, remote attackers to take control of an affected computer system without requiring any user interaction. Just like BlueKeep RDP flaw, all four newly discovered vulnerabilities are also wormable and could be exploited by potential malware to propagate itself from one vulnerable computer to another automatically.
Besides these four critical security flaws, Microsoft has also patched 89 vulnerabilities as part of the company's monthly batch of software security updates for August, 25 of which are rated critical and 64 important in severity.
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8 New HTTP/2 Implementation Flaws Expose Websites to DoS Attacks
Various implementations of HTTP/2, the latest version of the HTTP network protocol, have been found vulnerable to multiple security vulnerabilities affecting the most popular web server software, including Apache, Microsoft's IIS, and NGINX.
Launched in May 2015, HTTP/2 has been designed for better security and improved online experience by speeding up page loads. Today, over hundreds of millions of websites, or some 40 percent of all the sites on the Internet, are running using HTTP/2 protocol. A total of eight high-severity HTTP/2 vulnerabilities, seven discovered by Jonathan Looney of Netflix and one by Piotr Sikora of Google, exist due to resource exhaustion when handling malicious input, allowing a client to overload server's queue management code.
However, it should be noted that the vulnerabilities can only be used to cause a DoS condition and do not allow attackers to compromise the confidentiality or integrity of the data contained within the vulnerable servers. According to CERT, affected vendors include NGINX, Apache, H2O, Nghttp2, Microsoft (IIS), Cloudflare, Akamai, Apple (SwiftNIO), Amazon, Facebook (Proxygen), Node.js, and Envoy proxy, many of which have already released security patches and advisories.
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