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Month: December 2011

CountermeasuresEXPLOIT-COLLECTORExploits/Vulnerabilitieshacking microsofthacking-windowsmicrosoft securitypatch-tuesdayWindows Hackingwindows-security

No BEAST Fix From Microsoft In December Patch Tuesday – But They Fixed Duqu Bug

It looks like Microsoft originally had a patch for the BEAST vulnerability, but for some reason they have withdrawn it for the December Patch Tuesday. It’s a pretty bumper crop of patches though with 13 bulletins and 19 vulnerabilities fixed, the highest profile one being a patch for the zero-day vulnerability exploited by Duqu. The pulling of the BEAST patch is good in a way though I guess, it shows that Microsoft are doing comprehensive compatibility testing to ensure the patches don’t cause any…