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Month Archives: March 2022

Increasing Representation of Women in Security Research

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Microsoft is committed to partnering with and supporting women in security research. Whether it’s growing women early in their career, or connecting people with mentors, we want to be a part of the journey. Throughout Women’s History Month we intentionally sought opportunities to engage with women in security research. Whether at an intimate gathering of some of the most respected women in security research or engaging with women early in their career, it became obvious there just aren’t enough women in security research.

Randomizing the KUSER_SHARED_DATA Structure on Windows

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Opps, this post exists, but was actually published 4/5/2022. We’re navigating you to the correct page now. If that doesn’t work click the link below: Randomizing the KUSER_SHARED_DATA Structure on Windows – Microsoft Security Response Center

Exploring a New Class of Kernel Exploit Primitive

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The security landscape is dynamic, changing often and as a result, attack surfaces evolve. MSRC receives a wide variety of cases spanning different products, bug types and exploit primitives. One particularly interesting primitive we see is an arbitrary kernel pointer read. These often happen when kernel mode code does not validate that pointers read from attacker-controlled input actually point to the user-mode portion of the Virtual Address Space (VAS).

Guidance for CVE-2022-23278 spoofing in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Microsoft released a security update to address CVE-2022-23278 in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. This important class spoofing vulnerability impacts all platforms. We wish to thank Falcon Force for the collaboration on addressing this issue through coordinated vulnerability disclosure. Cybercriminals are looking for any opening to tamper with security protections in order to blind, confuse, or often shut off customer defenses.

Disclosure of Vulnerability in Azure Automation Managed Identity Tokens

Monday, March 07, 2022

On December 10, 2021, Microsoft mitigated a vulnerability in the Azure Automation service. Azure Automation accounts that used Managed Identitiestokens for authorization and an Azure Sandbox for job runtime and execution were exposed. Microsoft has not detected evidence of misuse of tokens. Microsoft has notified customers with affected Automation accounts. Microsoft recommends following the security best practices herefor the Azure Automation service