Microsoft's Windows 10 'Redstone 5' build introduces cloud clipboard

Gwen Vasquez
May 10, 2018

Despite Belfiore's ambiguous response, it seems as though Microsoft is pushing ahead with Cloud Clipboard development as there were a handful of Build 2018 sessions dedicated to its development, and the Windows team just rolled out another limited version of the functionality in its latest RS5 preview.

"To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would first have to access the local machine, and then run a malicious program", Microsoft said in its advisory. 21 patches were rated critical, 45 rated important and 2 were named as low-security flaws.

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Meanwhile Adobe has also shipped a new Flash Player update that addresses a single (but critical) security weakness with its much maligned media player.

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"A malicious container could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on any system installing (or "pulling") the container", explained Trustwave threat intelligence manager, Karl Sigler.

Microsoft said attackers could exploit this bug by hosting an exploit in website ads or on a website, conning people into viewing malicious content within the Internet Explorer browser. It exists in Windows 7, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016.

In this case, both exploits have been patched but that does not mean end users and administrators are going to patch their systems in a timely manner. "An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could impersonate a server used during the provisioning process", according to Microsoft's security alert. The vulnerability, which allows attackers to read kernel memory, control a given OS, or cause kernel panics, is categorized as CVE-2018-8897. "To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to perform a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack on the network that provisioning was taking place".

Microsoft has halted distribution of Windows 10 April 2018 Update for owners of systems with specific Intel SSDs, the combo of the operating system update and the Intel SSDs can result in a boot loop. Windows 10 April 2018 Update began rolling out last week, and it's not far-fetched to say that it marks a massive step towards a complete transition to a brand new design language. However, Microsoft has not released a firm arrival date for the fix.

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