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Microsoft issues out-of-band security patch; vulnerability disclosed

Updated on 2022-09-26: Microsoft out-of-band security update

Microsoft released an out-of-band security update last week for its Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager app to address a security issue known as CVE-2022-37972, which was set to be described for the first time at the BSidesKC security conference this weekend. Read more: Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Spoofing Vulnerability: CVE-2022-37972

Overview: Microsoft issues out-of-band security patch; vulnerability disclosed

SecurityWeek: Microsoft released an out-of-band security patch this week for its Endpoint Configuration Manager to fix a flaw that could’ve made it easier for attackers to move around an organization’s network, which attackers find useful when trying to deploy ransomware. The bug is tracked as CVE-2022-37972 and discovered by @TechBrandon. Admins use the Endpoint Configuration Manager as a device deployment tool, such as pushing apps and updates to employees over the network. You can probably see why a ransomware actor would find that level of access helpful.


Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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