Here Are the Google and Microsoft Security Updates You Need Right Now

CVE-2024-1553 and CVE-2024-1557 are memory-safety bugs rated as having a high severity. “Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort some of these could have been exploited to run arbitrary code,” Mozilla researchers said.


Video conferencing giant Zoom has issued fixes for seven flaws in its software, one of which has a CVSS score of 9.6. CVE-2024-24691 is an improper-input-validation bug in Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Zoom VDI Client for Windows, and Zoom Meeting SDK for Windows. If exploited, the issue may allow an unauthenticated attacker to escalate their privileges via network access, Zoom said in a security bulletin.

Another notable flaw is CVE-2024-24697, an untrusted-search-path issue in some Zoom 32 bit Windows clients that could allow an authenticated user with local access to escalate their privileges.


In January, Ivanti warned that attackers were targeting two unpatched vulnerabilities in its Connect Secure and Policy Secure products, tracked as CVE-2023-46805 and CVE-2024-21887. With a CVSS score of 8.2 the first authentication-bypass vulnerability in the web component of Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure allows a remote attacker to access restricted resources by bypassing control checks.

With a CVSS score of 9.1, the second command injection vulnerability in web components of Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure allows an authenticated administrator to send specially crafted requests and execute arbitrary commands on the appliance. This vulnerability can be exploited over the internet.

At the end of the month, the firm alerted companies to another two serious flaws, one of which was being exploited in attacks. The exploited issue is a server-side request forgery bug in the SAML component tracked as CVE-2024-21893. Meanwhile, CVE-2024-21888 is a privilege-escalation vulnerability.

Patches were available by February 1, but the issues were deemed so serious that the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advised disconnecting all Ivanti products by February 2.

On February 8, Ivanti released a patch for yet another issue tracked as CVE-2024-22024, which prompted another CISA warning.


Fortinet has issued a patch for a critical issue with a CVSS score of 9.6, which it says is already being used in attacks. Tracked as CVE-2024-21762, the code-execution flaw impacts FortiOS versions 6.0, 6.2, 6.4, 7.0, 7.2 and 7.4. The out-of-bounds write vulnerability can be used for arbitrary code execution using specially crafted HTTP requests, Fortinet said.

It came just days after the firm released a patch for two issues in its FortiSIEM products, CVE-2024-23108 and CVE-2024-23109, rated as critical with a CVSS score of 9.7. The flaw in FortiSIEM Supervisor could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute unauthorized commands via crafted API requests, Fortinet said in an advisory.


Cisco has listed multiple vulnerabilities in its Expressway Series that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to conduct cross-site request forgery attacks.

Tracked as CVE-2024-20252 and CVE-2024-20254, two vulnerabilities in the API of Cisco Expressway Series devices have been given a CVSS score of 9.6. “An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by persuading a user of the API to follow a crafted link,” Cisco said. “A successful exploit could allow the attacker to perform arbitrary actions with the privilege level of the affected user.”


Enterprise software firm SAP has released 13 security updates as part of its SAP Security Patch Day. CVE-2024-22131 is a code-injection vulnerability in SAP ABA with a CVSS score of 9.1.

CVE-2024-22126 is a cross-site scripting vulnerability in NetWeaver AS Java listed as having a high impact, with a CVSS score of 8.8. “Incoming URL parameters are insufficiently validated and improperly encoded before including them into redirect URLs,” security firm Onapsis said. “This can result in a cross-site scripting vulnerability, leading to a high impact on confidentiality and mild impact on integrity and availability.”

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