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CISA and NIST Release New Interagency Resource: Defending Against Software Supply Chain Attacks

 Original release date: April 26, 2021

A software supply chain attack—such as the recent SolarWinds Orion attack—occurs when a cyber threat actor infiltrates a software vendor’s network and employs malicious code to compromise the software before the vendor sends it to their customers. The compromised software can then further compromise customer data or systems.

New DNS Vulnerabilities, Impacting 100+ Millions of Enterprise and Consumer Devices

 Forescout Research Labs, partnering with JSOF Research, disclose NAME:WRECK, a set of nine vulnerabilities affecting four popular TCP/IP stacks (FreeBSD, Nucleus NET, IPnet and NetX). These vulnerabilities relate to Domain Name System (DNS) implementations, causing either Denial of Service (DoS) or Remote Code Execution (RCE), allowing attackers to take target devices offline or to take control over them.

Microsoft has released April security updates for vulnerabilities found in: Exchange Server 2013 Exchange Server 2016 Exchange Server 2019

Microsoft has released security updates: Exchange Server 2013,  Exchange Server 2016,  Exchange Server 2019

Vulnerabilities addressed in the April 2021 security updates were responsibly reported to Microsoft by a security partner. Although we are not aware of any active exploits in the wild, our recommendation is to install these updates immediately to protect your environment.

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