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ASP.NET Holiday Patches

It’s the end of 2011 as we know it, and Microsoft feels fine finishing out the year with a handful of out-of-band holiday patches. This round is important not because the vulnerabilities directly impact massive numbers of customers and their online behavior on Windows laptops, tablets, and workstations, but because ASP.NET maintains vulnerable code allowing for easy DoS of hosting websites, authentication bypass techniques, and stealth redirections to other websites (most dangerously those sites host phish and hosting client side exploits). All of this could curdle your eggnog in the coldest of weather.





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    In early 2022, we investigated an IIS backdoor called SessionManager. It has been used against NGOs, government, military and industrial organizations in Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

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    APT trends report Q1 2022

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