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Full details on CVE-2015-0096 and the failed MS10-046 Stuxnet fix

zdi-small.pngIn accordance with the Zero Day Initiative’s disclosure policies, we are releasing full details on the CVE-2015-0096 issue patched today in MS15-020. This issue concerns a Stuxnet vulnerability first allegedly addressed by MS10-046. We track this issue as ZDI-15-086.

CVE-2015-0096 issue patched today involves failed Stuxnet fix

zdi-small.pngA vulnerability disclosed to Microsoft by the Zero Day Initiative demonstrates that fully patched machines have been vulnerable to the CVE-2010-2568 – the LNK vulnerability first widely reported in Stuxnet -- for nearly five years.

Some uncomfortable truths about state-sponsored malware

Recent discussions regarding Edward Snowden and the NSA have raised some uncomfortable questions for the makers of anti-virus software.

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  • I joined HP in 2014 and am currently a Sr. Security Content Developer within HP Security Research. In this role, I write and edit security analysis and supporting content from researchers.
  • Kernelsmith is senior vulnerability researcher with Hewlett-Packard Security Research (HPSR). In this role, he analyzes and performs root-cause analysis on hundreds of vulnerabilities submitted to the Zero-Day Initiative (ZDI) program. He also tries to automate whenever he can, pulling from the devops and virtualization arenas. Josh is also a developer for the Metasploit Framework and has spoken at a few conferences and holds a few certifications. Prior to joining HP, Smith served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years and subsequently became a security engineer at the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Smith performed research into weapons systems vulnerabilities as well as evasion and obfuscation techniques to add depth and realism to security device tests. Smith received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.A. in Management of Information Systems from the University of Great Falls.
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  • Security Researcher, Zero Day Initiative
  • Steve Povolny manages the Digital Vaccine team at HP TippingPoint. The team is composed of security researchers and filter/signature developers for the Intrusion Prevention System.
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