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SandwormZero-day vulnerability in all versions of Windows

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, iSIGHT Partners – in close collaboration with Microsoft – announced the discovery of a zero-day vulnerability impacting all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and Windows Server 2008 and 2012.

Researchers at iSIGHT Partners said that the team, which they’ve dubbed Sandworm, likely has been active since 2009. (The sandworm is a fictional form of desert-dwelling creature from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)

Microsoft is making a patch for this vulnerability available as part of patch updates on the 14th – CVE-2014-4114. (more…)