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Microsoft will patch Windows 10 after NSA told it about a major vulnerability (cnbc.com)
21 points by rexbee 9 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments


>Update, Jan. 14, 9:20 a.m. ET: The NSA’s Neuberger said in a media call this morning that the agency did indeed report this vulnerability to Microsoft, and that this was the first time Microsoft will have credited NSA for reporting a security flaw. Neuberger said NSA researchers discovered the bug in their own research, and that Microsoft’s advisory later today will state that Microsoft has seen no active exploitation of it yet.

>According to the NSA, the problem exists in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. Asked why the NSA was focusing on this particular vulnerability, Neuberger said the concern was that it “makes trust vulnerable.” The agency declined to say when it discovered the flaw, and that it would wait until Microsoft releases a patch for it later today before discussing further details of the vulnerability.


Looks like another ASN1 parser vulnerability.


Nope, even worse. They apparently didn't check the base point: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22047573

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