February 2024 News and Updates

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  • Urgent Update from Fortinet – Fortinet disclosed on 8 February 2024 a significant vulnerability in basically their entire firewall product line. The vulnerability can allow an attacker with access to the VPN interface on the affected device the ability to run code on the device. According to reports, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild. If you are a MyIT Client, you should have received an email on Tuesday with details on the vulnerability and, in most cases, your firewall has already been updated. If you are not a MyIT Client, we would recommend installing the update immediately if at all possible. We have been tracking the rise in attacks against SSL VPN logins and have seen a significant rise in the last 30 days with the number of registered attacks going from less than 10 per day to more than 20,000 per day (image below). There are a number of excellent articles with additional information on the vulnerability and the current active attacks linked below the image.
  • Election Year Antics – In the US, this year is an election year and it’s safe to assume that criminals will leverage election related topics in their pretexting for attacks (phishing, vishing, smishing, all of the ishings), so be sure to consider that when planning your security awareness training.


MicrosoftThe February 2024 Patch Tuesday from Microsoft includes fixes for 73 vulnerabilities including two zero day vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited in the wild. There were also six web browser vulnerabilities that were published separately this month that were not included in that 73 vulnerability total.

Microsoft releases regular updates the second Tuesday of each month, often referred to as ‘Patch Tuesday’. These updates are categorized as Low, Moderate, Important or Critical. Details on the categories are available here. The updates can include any supported Microsoft product from Windows to Office to Internet Explorer and server products like Exchange and SQL Server. If you have one or more of these products installed, especially if the update is listed as Important or Critical, it’s important that the updates are installed.

Additional details on this months Microsoft updates are available from Krebs on Security, the Patch Tuesday Dashboard, Bleeping Computer and ZDI.

Adobe has published six security bulletins for this month in a number of products including Adobe Commerce, Substance 3D Printer, Adobe FrameMaker Publishing Serer, Adobe Audition and Adobe Acrobat and Reader products. We recommend keeping your Acrobat or Reader software up to date, you should be able to check/install updates by going to the “Help” tab, then “Check for updates”.

Like Microsoft, Adobe now releases updates to their products on the second Tuesday of each month. Adobe will also release ‘out of band’ updates if necessary to address critical vulnerabilities in their products. Adobe products include Adobe Reader (for viewing PDF files), Adobe Flash Player (often used to watch videos, for interactive content like games, etc.), Adobe Shockwave and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Lightroom, etc

Additional details are available from Adobe Here including links to download the update(s) and instructions for installation.

Article Submitted by Nathan J. Underwood, CEH

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