Skip to main content

Month Archives: July 2021

Introducing Bounty Awards for Teams Mobile Applications Security Research

Monday, July 19, 2021

We are pleased to announce the addition of Microsoft Teams mobile applications to the Microsoft Applications Bounty Program. Through the expanded program we welcome researchers from across the globe to seek out and disclose any high impact security vulnerabilities they may find in Teams mobile applications to help secure customers. Rewards up to $30,000 USD are available for eligible submissions.

Clarified Guidance for CVE-2021-34527 Windows Print Spooler Vulnerability

Thursday, July 08, 2021

On Tuesday July 6, 2021, Microsoft issued CVE-2021-34527 regarding a Windows Print Spooler vulnerability. Updates were released on July 6 and 7 which addressed the vulnerability for all supported Windows versions. We encourage customers to update as soon as possible. CVE-2021-34527 - Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability. Following the out of band release (OOB) we investigated claims regarding the effectiveness of the security update and questions around the suggested mitigations.

Microsoft Bug Bounty Programs Year in Review: $13.6M in Rewards

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Partnering with the security research community is an important part of Microsoft’s holistic approach to defending against security threats. Bug bounty programs are one part of this partnership. By discovering and reporting vulnerabilities to Microsoft through Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD), researchers continue to help us secure millions of customers. Over the past 12 months, Microsoft awarded $13.

Out-of-Band (OOB) Security Update available for CVE-2021-34527

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Today Microsoft released an Out-of-Band (OOB) security update for CVE-2021-34527, which is being discussed externally as PrintNightmare. This is a cumulative update release, so it contains all previous security fixes and should be applied immediately to fully protect your systems. The fix that we released today fully addresses the public vulnerability, and it also includes a new feature that allows customers to implement stronger protections.