Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#747 Microsoft zero-day exposes 100 companies to PoS attack
More than 100 North American companies were attacked by crooks exploiting a Windows zero day vulnerability. The attacks began in early March and involved the zero day vulnerability (CVE-2016-0167) reported and partially fixed in April’s Patch Tuesday security bulletins by Microsoft. The zero day was found by researchers at FireEye, who on Tuesday disclosed details.

FireEye said the flaw is a local elevation of privilege flaw in the win32k Windows Graphics subsystem. Attackers are able to exploit the flaw once they are able to remotely execute code on the targeted PC. Microsoft patched the vulnerability on April 12 and released a subsequent update (MS16-062) on Tuesday.
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