Breaking Down the Latest October 2023 Patch Tuesday Report

Breaking Down the Latest October 2023 Patch Tuesday Report

Application Security
The October 2023 Patch Tuesday report has been released, providing critical information for organizations and individuals to address security vulnerabilities and software updates. This monthly event plays a crucial role in maintaining the security and stability of the Windows operating system and various other software products people rely on. In this article, we’ll break down the key highlights of the October 2023 Patch Tuesday report, focusing on the most pressing concerns for users and administrators. Notably, Microsoft has released fixes for 105 vulnerabilities in the October 2023 Patch Tuesday report, out of which 12 were rated Critical. Microsoft also warned about the active exploitation of 3 vulnerabilities. Again, as with other Patch Tuesday reports, the Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability has topped the list with 45 occurrences in the list of vulnerabilities. Let’s…
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How to Fix CVE-2023-22515- A Critical Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Confluence Data Center and Server?

How to Fix CVE-2023-22515- A Critical Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Confluence Data Center and Server?

Application Security, Futuristic Technologies, Programming & Scripting
Confluence is a popular wiki-based collaboration tool developed by Atlassian that helps teams to collaborate and share knowledge efficiently. Atlassian offers the Confluence Data Center and Server versions for large enterprises that need additional scalability, security, and customizability compared to the SaaS Confluence Cloud version. Recently, Atlassian disclosed an actively exploited critical severity authentication vulnerability in the Confluence Data Center and Server, tracked as CVE-2023-22515. This vulnerability could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to create an administrator account and gain full control of the vulnerable Confluence instance. In this blog, we will discuss a summary of the CVE-2023-22515 vulnerability, impacted versions, and step-by-step procedure to fix CVE-2023-22515, a critical severity Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Confluence.   A Short Note About Confluence Server and Data Center Confluence Server is an on-premises version of Confluence optimized for large enterprises.…
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Breaking Down the Latest August 2023 Patch Tuesday Report

Breaking Down the Latest August 2023 Patch Tuesday Report

Application Security, Cryptography, Cryptography, Cyber Security
The August 2023 Patch Tuesday report has been released, providing critical information for organizations and individuals to address security vulnerabilities and software updates. This monthly event plays a crucial role in maintaining the security and stability of the Windows operating system and various other software products people rely on. In this article, we’ll break down the key highlights of the August 2023 Patch Tuesday report, focusing on the most pressing concerns for users and administrators. Notably, Microsoft has released fixes for 88 vulnerabilities in August 2023 Patch Tuesday report, out of which 6 were rated Critical. Microsoft also warned about the active exploitation of 1 vulnerability. Again, as with other Patch Tuesday reports, Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability has topped the list with 23 occurrences in the list of vulnerabilities. Let’s break…
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Discover the Easiest Way to Install Docker on Ubuntu With This Step-by-Step Guide!

Discover the Easiest Way to Install Docker on Ubuntu With This Step-by-Step Guide!

Application Security
If you are new to the Docker environment, you don’t know what the Docker is. The short answer is that Docker is an open-source platform that provides the management interface to manage containers. Using Dockers, you can do a lot of administrative tasks on containers, like create, delete, run, stop, and configure containers. If you want to have a complete idea about Docker and containers, we have published several posts on the Dockers, Containers, architecture of Docker, and different versions of Docker Engine in this blog securitymaster.com. Please don’t forget to read those blog posts. If you are done with reading those posts and want to start playing with Docker on the live machine, it’s the first step to start with the installation of Docker Engine. We will cover a detailed step-by-step procedure to install…
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100 Malware Analysis Tools To Identify Malware

100 Malware Analysis Tools To Identify Malware

Application Security, Network Security, Pen Testing
Malware represents one of the most dangerous cyber threats faced by individuals, businesses, and governments today. Sophisticated malware enables adversaries to infiltrate systems, covertly persist, escalate privileges, exfiltrate data, and disrupt operations. Defending against advanced malware requires in-depth analysis to understand their capabilities, extract insights and strengthen protection. Malware analysis could be done by both manual and automated analysis techniques. Skilled analysts use a more manual approach where they use tools like disassemblers and debuggers to analyze malware interactively. As you may think, the manual approach is a laborious process, and it takes a lot of time. There are tools to automate the malware analysis process. Various tools that could do a lot for you. In this blog post, we will not be covering deep techniques, strategies, or best practices.…
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Breaking Down the Latest April 2023 Patch Tuesday Report

Breaking Down the Latest April 2023 Patch Tuesday Report

Application Security, Application/Appliance, Cloud & OS Platforms, Cyber Attacks, Cyber Security, Threats & Vulnerabilities, Windows
Microsoft releases security updates every month to address vulnerabilities in its software products. These updates are critical to ensuring the security of computer systems and networks. The April 2023 Patch Tuesday Report is important as it fixes various security vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft’s software products.  This blog will provide an overview of the latest April 2023 Patch Tuesday report, highlighting the significant vulnerabilities and their severity levels. Microsoft Patch Tuesday April 2023 Report Summary Microsoft released the April 2023 Patch Tuesday. Let’s see the summary of the report: The update addresses 114 vulnerabilities, 7 are classified as critical, and 90 are classified as important. The April 2023 update includes fixes for one zero-day vulnerabilities, which are exploited in the wild. All 9 Critical vulnerabilities are Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities.  The products covered…
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Step-by-Step Guide to Install Raspberry Pi OS on a Raspberry Pi Single Board Computer!

Step-by-Step Guide to Install Raspberry Pi OS on a Raspberry Pi Single Board Computer!

Application Security, Application/Appliance, Cloud & OS Platforms, Cyber Security, Linux, Tutorials
Raspberry Pi OS is a Debian-based operating system developed by Raspberry Pi Foundations. It is the operating system that is specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi Single Board Computer board. And it s an excellent choice for anyone looking to start using and exploring the possibilities of DIY computing using Raspberry Pi boards. The operating system provides outstanding flexibility with respect to its hardware compatibility, allowing it to be used with a wide range of Raspberry Pi models. Additionally, the operating system is open source and free, providing users with access to its source code which can be edited and improved by anyone with advanced knowledge. Raspberry Pi OS carries many advantages over other operating systems when it comes to running Raspberry Pi. All these made Installing Raspberry Pi OS on a Raspberry…
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What are Micropatches? Why Do We Need Micropatching?

What are Micropatches? Why Do We Need Micropatching?

Application Security, Application/Appliance, Cloud & OS Platforms, Cyber Security, Network Security, Windows
Various known but unpatched vulnerabilities pose significant risks to organizations. However, these organizations use defensive tools and technologies to mitigate those risks but continue to use software containing potential vulnerabilities. It leaves those systems at a continuous risk because once a vulnerability is made public, a malicious link or code to exploit it generally appears within 48 hours. The National Vulnerability Database presented 22,000 new vulnerabilities recently in 2021. The primary issue is the time the organization needs (almost 60.3 days) to resolve a single vulnerability. This means the attackers get 60 days to exploit the vulnerability before it gets fixed. Therefore, it is essential to micropatch the vulnerability as soon as it is detected. Micropatching is the practical solution so far! But what are micropatches? This post will help you understand a micropatch, why it…
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4 Uncommon Programming Languages for Malware Development

4 Uncommon Programming Languages for Malware Development

Application Security, Application/Appliance, Cloud & OS Platforms, Cyber Security, Malware, Threats & Vulnerabilities
Technological advancements are one of the vital factors in the modern era. The latest technologies have improved efficiency, altered the status of society, and revolutionized living standards. However, they can also be misused by malicious actors with evil intentions or turned against the purpose of their creation. Bad actors have a reputation for being slow to change what works for them, but it’s not always the case. However, some malware groups have taken advantage of trying uncommon programming languages for malware development. Programming languages for malware development, such as DLang, Nim, Rust, and Go, are becoming famous among malware authors for bypassing security defenses and addressing the weak points in their development process, BlackBerry researchers report. The research team selected these four programming languages because they have noticed an increase in their use…
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Breaking Down the Latest March 2023 Patch Tuesday Report

Breaking Down the Latest March 2023 Patch Tuesday Report

Application Security, Application/Appliance, Cloud & OS Platforms, Cyber Attacks, Cyber Security, Threats & Vulnerabilities, Windows
The March 2023 Patch Tuesday report is out, and it’s packed with important security updates. Microsoft released 80 fixes, 9 of which are rated as critical. This month’s Patch Tuesday is important for IT professionals and system administrators, as it includes two zero-day vulnerabilities and 83 flaws that need to be addressed. These vulnerabilities could potentially allow attackers to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information, execute malicious code, or cause a denial-of-service condition. It is recommended that users apply these updates as soon as possible to avoid potential exploitation. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the latest March 2023 Patch Tuesday report from Microsoft and the most important updates. We’ll also provide some tips on how to make sure your systems are up-to-date with the latest security patches. So let’s…
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