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A new exploit for zero-day vulnerability CVE-2018-8589

Yesterday, Microsoft published its security bulletin, which patches a vulnerability discovered by our technologies. We reported it to Microsoft on October 17, 2018. The company confirmed the vulnerability and assigned it CVE-2018-8589.

Zero-day exploit (CVE-2018-8453) used in targeted attacks

Yesterday, Microsoft published their security bulletin, which patches CVE-2018-8453, among others. It is a vulnerability in win32k.sys discovered by Kaspersky Lab in August. Microsoft confirmed the vulnerability and designated it CVE-2018-8453.

Delving deep into VBScript

In late April we found and wrote a description of CVE-2018-8174, a new zero-day vulnerability for Internet Explorer that uses a well-known technique from the PoC exploit CVE-2014-6332. But whereas CVE-2014-6332 was aimed at integer overflow exploitation for writing to arbitrary memory locations, my interest lay in how this technique was adapted to exploit the use-after-free vulnerability.

On the trail of Stagefright 2

In early October, it was announced that a critical vulnerability had been found in the libutils library. Although exploits for newly discovered vulnerabilities take a while to appear ‘in the wild’, we believe we should be prepared to detect them even if there have been no reports, as yet, of any such exploits being found. Because of this, we decided to do the research and generate a PoC file on our own.

Blockchain Technology Abuse: Time to Think About Fixes

Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL presented research on how blockchain-based cryptocurrencies could be abused through the pollution of public decentralized databases with arbitrary data.

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