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0patch experts released unofficial Patch Available for Recent Windows 10 Task Scheduler Zero-Day
2019-06-06
0patch experts released unofficial Patch Available for Recent Windows 10 Task Scheduler Zero-Day

Zero-Day No More: Windows Bug Gets a Fix
2019-06-04
Zero-Day No More: Windows Bug Gets a Fix

0patch corregge la vulnerabilità che permette di acquisire privilegi SYSTEM in Windows
2019-06-03
0patch corregge la vulnerabilità che permette di acquisire privilegi SYSTEM in Windows

0patch released micropatch for BearLPE Zero-Day flaw in Windows 10 Task Scheduler
2019-05-31
0patch released micropatch for BearLPE Zero-Day flaw in Windows 10 Task Scheduler

Zero-Day Flaw in Windows 10 Task Scheduler Gets Micropatch
2019-05-31
Zero-Day Flaw in Windows 10 Task Scheduler Gets Micropatch

Why Patching BlueKeep is Such a Big Deal
2019-05-29
Why Patching BlueKeep is Such a Big Deal

Micropatches are good fix-me-ups until you're able to apply the official fix.

BlueKeep RDP flaw: Nearly a million Internet-facing systems are vulnerable
2019-05-29
BlueKeep RDP flaw: Nearly a million Internet-facing systems are vulnerable

One Million Devices Vulnerable to BlueKeep as Hackers Scan for Targets
2019-05-28
One Million Devices Vulnerable to BlueKeep as Hackers Scan for Targets

Intense scanning activity detected for BlueKeep RDP flaw
2019-05-26
Intense scanning activity detected for BlueKeep RDP flaw

0patch developed a micropatch that can temporarily protect systems until they receive the official update

0patch issued a micropatch to address the BlueKeep flaw in always-on servers
2019-05-25
0patch issued a micropatch to address the BlueKeep flaw in always-on servers

BlueKeep RCE Flaw Gets Micropatch for Always-On Servers
2019-05-24
BlueKeep RCE Flaw Gets Micropatch for Always-On Servers

Unlike Microsoft's security fix, 0patch's micropatch does not require rebooting and it targets a very specific audience, allowing administrators to patch systems that either can't be restarted or do not allow for Microsoft security fixes to be installed for various other reasons.

Unpatched Windows 10 Vulnerability Uses Microsoft Edge To Steal Data - How To Mitigate The Risk
2019-04-21
Unpatched Windows 10 Vulnerability Uses Microsoft Edge To Steal Data - How To Mitigate The Risk

Unexpected protection added to Microsoft Edge subverts IE security
2019-04-19
Unexpected protection added to Microsoft Edge subverts IE security

That Internet Explorer XXE zero day poking through to Edge
2019-04-18
That Internet Explorer XXE zero day poking through to Edge

Zero-Day: Drittanbieter startet inoffiziellen Patch für Internet Explorer
2019-04-18
Zero-Day: Drittanbieter startet inoffiziellen Patch für Internet Explorer

Micropatch now available for Internet Explorer security hole
2019-04-18
Micropatch now available for Internet Explorer security hole

Microsoft Edge File Permissions Clash with IE, Allow XXE Attacks
2019-04-17
Microsoft Edge File Permissions Clash with IE, Allow XXE Attacks

Unofficial Patch Released for Java Flaws Found by Google Researcher
2019-04-05
Unofficial Patch Released for Java Flaws Found by Google Researcher

0patch PRO simplifies Windows security patching
2019-04-04
0patch PRO simplifies Windows security patching

0patch PRO – New Micropatch Program Launched for Windows Platform Zero-day Vulnerabilities
2019-04-03
0patch PRO – New Micropatch Program Launched for Windows Platform Zero-day Vulnerabilities

Applicare aggiornamenti per Windows e gli altri software senza riavviare il sistema
2019-04-02
Applicare aggiornamenti per Windows e gli altri software senza riavviare il sistema

ACROS Security Launches 0patch PRO
2019-04-02
ACROS Security Launches 0patch PRO

Over 100 Exploits Found for 19-Year Old WinRAR RCE Bug
2019-03-15
Over 100 Exploits Found for 19-Year Old WinRAR RCE Bug

Winrar: Micropatch stopft Uralt-Lücke
2019-02-25
Winrar: Micropatch stopft Uralt-Lücke

Micropatch for UNACEV2.DLL vulnerability CVE-2018-20250
2019-02-25
Micropatch for UNACEV2.DLL vulnerability CVE-2018-20250

19-Year Old WinRAR RCE Vulnerability Gets Micropatch Which Keeps ACE Support
2019-02-22
19-Year Old WinRAR RCE Vulnerability Gets Micropatch Which Keeps ACE Support

Third-Party Patch Released for Code Execution Flaw in OpenOffice
2019-02-14
Third-Party Patch Released for Code Execution Flaw in OpenOffice

ACROS Security’s 0patch service has released an unofficial patch for OpenOffice to address this vulnerability. The micropatch can be applied to the latest version of OpenOffice for Windows. Micropatches have been released for LibreOffice as well.

0patch released micropatch for code execution flaw in OpenOffice
2019-02-14
0patch released micropatch for code execution flaw in OpenOffice

Experts at ACROS Security’s 0patch released an unofficial patch for a recently disclosed remote code execution vulnerability in the Apache OpenOffice suite.

Free Micropatch for Critical Zero-Day Flaw in OpenOffice Now Available
2019-02-14
Free Micropatch for Critical Zero-Day Flaw in OpenOffice Now Available

0patch rolls out micropatch for OpenOffice users

Micropatch schließt kritische Lücke in OpenOffice
2019-02-14
Micropatch schließt kritische Lücke in OpenOffice

Vulnerabilità nelle suite OpenOffice e LibreOffice: cosa fare
2019-02-13
Vulnerabilità nelle suite OpenOffice e LibreOffice: cosa fare

OpenOffice Zero-Day Code Execution Flaw Gets Free Micropatch
2019-02-13
OpenOffice Zero-Day Code Execution Flaw Gets Free Micropatch

A micropatch is now available for a zero-day OpenOffice code execution vulnerability which can be triggered via automated macro execution following a mouseover event when viewing a maliciously crafted ODT document.

Security firm beats Adobe by patching reader flaw first
2019-02-13
Security firm beats Adobe by patching reader flaw first

Adobe released a patch for the flaw yesterday, 12 February 2019, labelling the vulnerability CVE 2019-7089 as a critical data leakage issue. However, security firm Acros Security beat the software vendor to the punch by releasing its own patch on Monday.

Micropatch prevents malicious PDFs from Calling Home
2019-02-12
Micropatch prevents malicious PDFs from Calling Home

The 0patch experts released a micropatch to address an in Adobe Reader zero-day that allows maliciously PDF docs to call home and send over the victim’s NTLM hash.

Unofficial Patch Released for Adobe Reader Zero-Day
2019-02-12
Unofficial Patch Released for Adobe Reader Zero-Day

One day before Adobe’s monthly security updates, a third-party fix has been released for an Adobe Reader vulnerability revealed several weeks ago.

Micropatch released for Adobe Reader zero-day vulnerability
2019-02-12
Micropatch released for Adobe Reader zero-day vulnerability

The 0patch fix temporarily patches a data-stealing exploit in Adobe Reader.

Adobe Reader Zero-Day Micropatch Stops Malicious PDFs from Calling Home
2019-02-11
Adobe Reader Zero-Day Micropatch Stops Malicious PDFs from Calling Home

Temporary Patch Released For Adobe Reader Zero-Day
2019-02-11
Temporary Patch Released For Adobe Reader Zero-Day

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Pay for Windows 7 Updates
2019-02-07
Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Pay for Windows 7 Updates

There are other ways to fix possible vulnerabilities, including micro patches from 0patch. The company says it will continue to roll out Windows 7 updates as long as it makes sense from a business perspective.

Zero-Day-Bugs in Windows können gepatcht werden
2019-01-29
Zero-Day-Bugs in Windows können gepatcht werden

0patch liberou um Micropatch para falhas de dia zero recentemente reveladas
2019-01-29
0patch liberou um Micropatch para falhas de dia zero recentemente reveladas

0patch Released a Micropatch for Recently Revealed Windows Contacts (Vcard ) RCE Zero-day Flaw
2019-01-29
0patch Released a Micropatch for Recently Revealed Windows Contacts (Vcard ) RCE Zero-day Flaw

Microsoft Windows RCE Flaw Gets Temporary Micropatch
2019-01-23
Microsoft Windows RCE Flaw Gets Temporary Micropatch

Three unfixed Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities have been assigned unofficial, temporary micropatches – including a recently-disclosed high-severity remote code-execution flaw.

0patch releases unofficial security patches for 3 Windows flaws yet to be fixed
2019-01-23
0patch releases unofficial security patches for 3 Windows flaws yet to be fixed

Researchers from 0patch, a community of experts that aims at addressing software flaws, released unofficial patches for three Windows vulnerabilities that Microsoft has yet to be fixed

0Patch Micropatches Released to Address 3 Zero-Day Windows Flaws
2019-01-23
0Patch Micropatches Released to Address 3 Zero-Day Windows Flaws

The 0Patch platform allows micropatches to be quickly distributed, applied, and removed to/from running processes without having to reboot computers or even restart processes.

0patch Announces Micropatch for Windows Contacts RCE Zero-Day
2019-01-23
0patch Announces Micropatch for Windows Contacts RCE Zero-Day

The makers of 0patch, ACROS Security have announced a microfix for a newly disclosed Zero-day RCE vulnerability influencing Windows.

Zero-day lekken in Windows krijgen tijdelijke patch
2019-01-23
Zero-day lekken in Windows krijgen tijdelijke patch

Deux failles critiques de Windows patchées provisoirement
2019-01-23
Deux failles critiques de Windows patchées provisoirement

Micro Patch for Windows 0-Day file write vulnerability
2019-01-23
Micro Patch for Windows 0-Day file write vulnerability

Two more Windows zero-days get temporary patches
2019-01-22
Two more Windows zero-days get temporary patches

Over the last five days, Acros experts have released three micropatches for the three Windows zero-days for which proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code has been posted online, opening the window for possible real-world attacks against Windows users.

Unofficial Patches Released for Three Unfixed Windows Flaws
2019-01-22
Unofficial Patches Released for Three Unfixed Windows Flaws

ACROS Security’s 0patch service has released unofficial patches for three Windows vulnerabilities that Microsoft has yet to address, including denial-of-service (DoS), file read, and code execution issues.

Cómo protegerte de este nuevo fallo de seguridad Zero-Day de Windows que Microsoft aún no ha solucionado
2019-01-22
Cómo protegerte de este nuevo fallo de seguridad Zero-Day de Windows que Microsoft aún no ha solucionado

Acros Security disponibiliza correções temporárias para três vulnerabilidades no Windows
2019-01-22
Acros Security disponibiliza correções temporárias para três vulnerabilidades no Windows

Patches für Zero-Day-Bugs in Windows verfügbar
2019-01-22
Patches für Zero-Day-Bugs in Windows verfügbar

Windows Contacts Remote Code Execution Zero-Day Gets Micropatch
2019-01-22
Windows Contacts Remote Code Execution Zero-Day Gets Micropatch

Kolsek says that the 0patch fixes are meant to be temporary, until the official patch gets out. However, since Microsoft announced that it would not repair the issue, it looks like the micropatch could turn into a permanent solution for those that want to keep their systems protected against this vulnerability.

0patch releases micropatch for Windows Contacts RCE zero-day
2019-01-22
0patch releases micropatch for Windows Contacts RCE zero-day

ACROS Security has been busy lately with creating micropatches for Windows zero-day vulnerabilities. In the last week, they published micropatches for the “AngryPolarBearBug” and “readfile” zero-days disclosed by the security researcher who goes online by the moniker “SandboxEscaper”.

Windows Zero-Day Bug That Lets Attackers Read Any File Gets Micropatch
2019-01-21
Windows Zero-Day Bug That Lets Attackers Read Any File Gets Micropatch

Windows zero-day exploit gets temporary micropatch
2019-01-21
Windows zero-day exploit gets temporary micropatch

Un micropatch temporaire pour bloquer une faille zero-day dans Windows
2019-01-21
Un micropatch temporaire pour bloquer une faille zero-day dans Windows

Temporary micropatch available for zero-day Windows exploit
2019-01-18
Temporary micropatch available for zero-day Windows exploit

Micropatching can be useful in multiple situations.

Temporary fix available for one of the two Windows zero-days released in December
2019-01-18
Temporary fix available for one of the two Windows zero-days released in December

Kolsek's company has previously released many similar temporary fixes for zero-days that Microsoft didn't fix in time, or did not patch correctly in its first attempts. But usually, the 0patch app has been used to deliver micropatches for Windows versions that have reached End-Of-Life (EOL) and are not receiving official updates from Microsoft anymore.

Windows Zero-Day Bug that Overwrites Files Gets Interim Fix
2019-01-18
Windows Zero-Day Bug that Overwrites Files Gets Interim Fix

Worrying Windows 10 wrecking-ball weapon weirdly wanders wildly on worldwide web
2018-10-24
Worrying Windows 10 wrecking-ball weapon weirdly wanders wildly on worldwide web

Windows ‘Deletebug’ Zero-Day Allows Privilege Escalation, Destruction
2018-10-24
Windows ‘Deletebug’ Zero-Day Allows Privilege Escalation, Destruction

While Microsoft has not yet commented on the bug, 0Patch’s micropatch for the flaw “successfully blocks the exploit by adding impersonation to the DeleteFileW call… the Delete operation now gets an “ACCESS DENIED” due to impersonation.”

New Microsoft Windows Zero-Day Dropped on Twitter, Micropatch Available
2018-10-24
New Microsoft Windows Zero-Day Dropped on Twitter, Micropatch Available

Exploit for New Windows Zero-Day Published on Twitter
2018-10-24
Exploit for New Windows Zero-Day Published on Twitter

New Windows Zero-Day Bug Helps Delete Any File, Exploit Available
2018-10-24
New Windows Zero-Day Bug Helps Delete Any File, Exploit Available

Windows 10: 0-Day-Exploit in Microsoft Data Sharing
2018-10-24
Windows 10: 0-Day-Exploit in Microsoft Data Sharing

Again Hacker Exposed New Microsoft Unpatched Zero-day Bug In Twitter With PoC
2018-10-24
Again Hacker Exposed New Microsoft Unpatched Zero-day Bug In Twitter With PoC

Microsoft Windows zero-day disclosed on Twitter, again
2018-10-23
Microsoft Windows zero-day disclosed on Twitter, again

Microsoft’s JET Vulnerability Patch Incomplete, Researchers Say
2018-10-16
Microsoft’s JET Vulnerability Patch Incomplete, Researchers Say

Patch für Zero-Day-Lücke in Microsofts JET Database Engine unwirksam
2018-10-15
Patch für Zero-Day-Lücke in Microsofts JET Database Engine unwirksam

Microsoft patch for Jet Engine Database Zero-day Bug is ‘incomplete’, making Windows still vulnerable
2018-10-15
Microsoft patch for Jet Engine Database Zero-day Bug is ‘incomplete’, making Windows still vulnerable

Microsoft Incompletely Patches JET Database Vulnerability
2018-10-15
Microsoft Incompletely Patches JET Database Vulnerability

Le correctif déployé par Microsoft pour colmater la faille 0-day sur JET ne la corrige pas complètement
2018-10-15
Le correctif déployé par Microsoft pour colmater la faille 0-day sur JET ne la corrige pas complètement

Microsoftin tietoturva-aukko korjattiin nopealla aikataululla - valitettavasti vuotaa edelleen
2018-10-15
Microsoftin tietoturva-aukko korjattiin nopealla aikataululla - valitettavasti vuotaa edelleen

Micropatch Released to Correct Partially Fixed JET DB Engine RCE Vulnerability
2018-10-15
Micropatch Released to Correct Partially Fixed JET DB Engine RCE Vulnerability

0patch's microscopic 18 bytes micropatch corrects Microsoft's partial solution for the vulnerable msrd3x40.dll binary which would expose previously micro patched systems to attacks targeting the CVE-2018-8423 vulnerability.

Experts from 0Patch revealed that the Microsoft Zero-Day Patch for JET Database Engine vulnerability (CVE-2018-8423) is incomplete
2018-10-14
Experts from 0Patch revealed that the Microsoft Zero-Day Patch for JET Database Engine vulnerability (CVE-2018-8423) is incomplete

Experts from 0Patch revealed that the Microsoft Zero-Day Patch for JET Database Engine vulnerability (CVE-2018-8423) is incomplete.

Microsoft patch for JET flaw zero-day is ‘incomplete,’ Windows still vulnerable
2018-10-14
Microsoft patch for JET flaw zero-day is ‘incomplete,’ Windows still vulnerable

La vulnerabilidad de Microsoft JET aún está abierta a los ataques
2018-10-14
La vulnerabilidad de Microsoft JET aún está abierta a los ataques

Microsoft JET vulnerability still open to attacks, despite recent patch
2018-10-13
Microsoft JET vulnerability still open to attacks, despite recent patch

Microsoft Fix for Windows JET Database Bug Not Perfect, Micropatch Available
2018-10-13
Microsoft Fix for Windows JET Database Bug Not Perfect, Micropatch Available

Until Microsoft's update, users could benefit from the protection of a micropatch - a temporary correction applied while the software is running - that became available from Acros Security 24 hours after the bug disclosure.

Microsoft Zero-Day Patch for JET Bug Incomplete, Claims Firm
2018-10-12
Microsoft Zero-Day Patch for JET Bug Incomplete, Claims Firm

Microsoft October 2018 Patch Slightly Flawed and Unable To fully Rectify Jet Database Engine Vulnerability
2018-10-12
Microsoft October 2018 Patch Slightly Flawed and Unable To fully Rectify Jet Database Engine Vulnerability

Micropatch for Windows Zero Day
2018-09-26
Micropatch for Windows Zero Day

Third-Party Patch Available for Microsoft JET Database Zero-Day
2018-09-25
Third-Party Patch Available for Microsoft JET Database Zero-Day

0patch community released an unofficial patch for the Microsoft JET Database Engine zero-day vulnerability disclosed by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative
2018-09-25
0patch community released an unofficial patch for the Microsoft JET Database Engine zero-day vulnerability disclosed by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

0patch released the micro-patch for Windows 7 just 7 hours after ZDI shared the PoC for the Windows Microsoft JET Database Engine zero-day.

Micropatch Released by 0patch for Windows Zero-Day
2018-09-25
Micropatch Released by 0patch for Windows Zero-Day

ACROS Security, the company behind the free 0patch micropatch distribution platform, released their microscopic 21 bytes patch for the vulnerable msrd3x40.dll binary the day after ZDI published their Proof Of Concept exploit.

Zero-Day Windows Jet Database Vulnerability Could Allow Remote Attacks
2018-09-24
Zero-Day Windows Jet Database Vulnerability Could Allow Remote Attacks

Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes
2018-09-20
Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes

0patch für IE 11-Schwachstelle CVE-2018-8353
2018-09-10
0patch für IE 11-Schwachstelle CVE-2018-8353

Community-Patch schließt Windows Zero-Day-Lücke
2018-09-06
Community-Patch schließt Windows Zero-Day-Lücke

Patch for Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability Released by Opatch
2018-09-03
Patch for Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability Released by Opatch

Security researchers from the opatch community released a micropatch for the recently disclosed Windows zero-day vulnerability
2018-09-01
Security researchers from the opatch community released a micropatch for the recently disclosed Windows zero-day vulnerability

Windows Task Scheduler Micropatch Released by 0patch
2018-09-01
Windows Task Scheduler Micropatch Released by 0patch

Lanzan un parche temporal para la vulnerabilidad Zero-Day del programador de tareas de Windows
2018-09-01
Lanzan un parche temporal para la vulnerabilidad Zero-Day del programador de tareas de Windows

Windows 0-Day ALPC Bug Exploit Patched By Third Party Ahead Of Microsoft's Official Update
2018-08-31
Windows 0-Day ALPC Bug Exploit Patched By Third Party Ahead Of Microsoft's Official Update

ACROS Security seems to have beaten Microsoft to the punch, however. ACROS identified a couple of instances where Microsoft’s code made impersonation calls in the wrong order during some permission-setting functions and by remedying those issues, the proof of concept code no longer worked.

Third-Party Patch Released for Windows Zero-Day
2018-08-31
Third-Party Patch Released for Windows Zero-Day

0patch releases micropatch for Windows Task Scheduler zero-day
2018-08-31
0patch releases micropatch for Windows Task Scheduler zero-day

Unofficial Patch Available for Latest Windows Zero-Day Exploit
2018-08-31
Unofficial Patch Available for Latest Windows Zero-Day Exploit

While Microsoft is still working on fixing a recently disclosed privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows, security firm ACROS Security has stepped in to provide a temporary patch for the flaw.

Falla 0-day in Windows, ecco la correzione. Ma non proviene da Microsoft
2018-08-31
Falla 0-day in Windows, ecco la correzione. Ma non proviene da Microsoft

Un micropatch a été publié pour corriger la récente faille ALPC Zero-Day du planificateur de tâches de Windows, Selon un tweet de 0patch
2018-08-31
Un micropatch a été publié pour corriger la récente faille ALPC Zero-Day du planificateur de tâches de Windows, Selon un tweet de 0patch

Emergency Fix for Windows 10 Task Scheduler Vulnerability Released by 0patch
2018-08-31
Emergency Fix for Windows 10 Task Scheduler Vulnerability Released by 0patch

Lanzan un parche temporal para la reciente vulnerabilidad que afecta a todos los equipos con Windows 10
2018-08-31
Lanzan un parche temporal para la reciente vulnerabilidad que afecta a todos los equipos con Windows 10

Securitybedrijf ontwikkelt patch voor nieuw Windows-lek
2018-08-31
Securitybedrijf ontwikkelt patch voor nieuw Windows-lek

Acros Security disponibiliza correção temporária para vulnerabilidade no Agendador de Tarefas do Windows
2018-08-30
Acros Security disponibiliza correção temporária para vulnerabilidade no Agendador de Tarefas do Windows

Windows Task Scheduler flaw has temporary fix
2018-08-30
Windows Task Scheduler flaw has temporary fix

Acros has also released the code it used so that administrators reluctant to get the micropatch can write their own code fix while waiting for Microsoft. This is one of those times when administrators don't have to wait for an official patch to defend themselves from potential attacks.

Windows 10 Task Scheduler Zero-Day Receives Limited Patch as More Windows Versions are Affected
2018-08-30
Windows 10 Task Scheduler Zero-Day Receives Limited Patch as More Windows Versions are Affected

0patch beats Microsoft to patching Windows 10 task scheduler 0-day vulnerability
2018-08-30
0patch beats Microsoft to patching Windows 10 task scheduler 0-day vulnerability

Temporary Patch Available for Recent Windows Task Scheduler ALPC Zero-Day
2018-08-30
Temporary Patch Available for Recent Windows Task Scheduler ALPC Zero-Day

Una patch per Windows 7 e Windows 2008 R2 blocca la scheda di rete: ci pensa 0patch
2018-05-16
Una patch per Windows 7 e Windows 2008 R2 blocca la scheda di rete: ci pensa 0patch

0patch Issues Windows 7 Update Fixing CVE-2018-8174 Without Breaking Networks
2018-05-16
0patch Issues Windows 7 Update Fixing CVE-2018-8174 Without Breaking Networks

0day patch for CVE-2018-8174 available
2018-05-15
0day patch for CVE-2018-8174 available

Single-purpose patch for CVE-2018-8174, the VBScript 0day, available from 0patch
2018-05-15
Single-purpose patch for CVE-2018-8174, the VBScript 0day, available from 0patch

I was surprised to discover that 0patch, a well regarded patching platform from ACROS Security, now has a free patch available that plugs the 0day hole by simply, well, plugging the 0day hole. What a novel idea. Microsoft should do that… he says, tongue planted firmly in cheek.

How to close the security update gap
2018-04-03
How to close the security update gap

Security-Risk: Avoid 7-Zip
2018-02-20
Security-Risk: Avoid 7-Zip

Spectre Patches Reach More CPUs as New Attack Variants Appear
2018-01-21
Spectre Patches Reach More CPUs as New Attack Variants Appear

Upset Equation Editor was killed off? Now you can tell Microsoft to go forth and multiply: App back from the dead
2018-01-16
Upset Equation Editor was killed off? Now you can tell Microsoft to go forth and multiply: App back from the dead

ACROS Security, an infosec biz based in Slovenia, has bandaged and revived the dumped app with a binary-level fix of its own using its 0patch tool. Essentially, you need to restore the removed files and register Equation Editor as a local COM server, apply the ACROS fix, and you've got a working, patched math editor again in Office.

Abandoned by Microsoft, Equation Editor gets “security-adopted” by micropatch pros
2018-01-16
Abandoned by Microsoft, Equation Editor gets “security-adopted” by micropatch pros

Microsoft Equation Editor, il payload è già in circolo
2017-11-28
Microsoft Equation Editor, il payload è già in circolo

Hacker are misusing CVE-2017-11882 in Office EQNEDT32.EXE
2017-11-28
Hacker are misusing CVE-2017-11882 in Office EQNEDT32.EXE

Wygląda na to, że Microsoft zgubił fragment kodu źródłowego Office’a
2017-11-20
Wygląda na to, że Microsoft zgubił fragment kodu źródłowego Office’a

Microsoft Manually Patched Office Component: Researchers
2017-11-20
Microsoft Manually Patched Office Component: Researchers

Microsoft stracił kod źródłowy jednego z komponentów Office'a?
2017-11-20
Microsoft stracił kod źródłowy jednego z komponentów Office'a?

Kako je Microsoft zakrpal program brez izvorne kode
2017-11-20
Kako je Microsoft zakrpal program brez izvorne kode

Microsoft corrigiu falha que ficou no Office por 17 anos
2017-11-19
Microsoft corrigiu falha que ficou no Office por 17 anos

Microsoft Appears to Have Lost the Source Code of an Office Component
2017-11-18
Microsoft Appears to Have Lost the Source Code of an Office Component

How to fix a program without the source code? Patch the binary directly
2017-11-17
How to fix a program without the source code? Patch the binary directly

0Patch soluciona la vulnerabilidad DDE de Office que Microsoft no corrige
2017-10-26
0Patch soluciona la vulnerabilidad DDE de Office que Microsoft no corrige

Securitybedrijf ontwikkelt patch voor DDE-feature in Microsoft Office
2017-10-25
Securitybedrijf ontwikkelt patch voor DDE-feature in Microsoft Office

Piratas informáticos explotan una vulnerabilidad en servidores IIS 6.0 para minar Monero
2017-09-29
Piratas informáticos explotan una vulnerabilidad en servidores IIS 6.0 para minar Monero

What happens when a vendor doesn’t patch its software?
2017-04-24
What happens when a vendor doesn’t patch its software?

Another example of guerrilla patching is 0patch, a project from Slovenian consulting firm Acros Security. This approach uses what the firm calls “micro-patching“, in which the binary isn’t modified at all. Instead, the patches are in-memory changes, typically shorter than a tweet, that block malware trying to exploit a particular vulnerability.

If Vendors Won't Patch Their Software, This Firm Will
2017-04-06
If Vendors Won't Patch Their Software, This Firm Will

Private firm patches flaw in Microsoft's out-of-support IIS 6.0
2017-04-01
Private firm patches flaw in Microsoft's out-of-support IIS 6.0

Old Microsoft IIS Servers Vulnerable to Zero-Day Exploit
2017-03-31
Old Microsoft IIS Servers Vulnerable to Zero-Day Exploit

0Patch soluciona la vulnerabilidad del servidor IIS 6 de Microsoft
2017-03-31
0Patch soluciona la vulnerabilidad del servidor IIS 6 de Microsoft

Millions of websites affected by unpatched flaw in Microsoft IIS 6 web server
2017-03-30
Millions of websites affected by unpatched flaw in Microsoft IIS 6 web server

Reinventing software patching, curing big security holes
2017-03-13
Reinventing software patching, curing big security holes

Microsoft IE Vulnerability Fixed by 0patch Ahead of Official Patch Tuesday
2017-03-10
Microsoft IE Vulnerability Fixed by 0patch Ahead of Official Patch Tuesday

However, the 0patch team thinks users shouldn’t have to wait so long to get patch fixes. The team is dedicated to stopping zero-day vulnerabilities as quickly as possible.

0patch soluciona una nueva vulnerabilidad en Windows antes que Microsoft
2017-03-10
0patch soluciona una nueva vulnerabilidad en Windows antes que Microsoft

0patch pushes out another Windows patch, but will leave the real work to Microsoft
2017-03-10
0patch pushes out another Windows patch, but will leave the real work to Microsoft

Security firm issues patch for another Windows 0-day
2017-03-10
Security firm issues patch for another Windows 0-day

Third-party releases 'nano-patch' for Microsoft zero day bug
2017-03-08
Third-party releases 'nano-patch' for Microsoft zero day bug

Windows gdi32.dll security vulnerability fixed by third party 0patch
2017-03-08
Windows gdi32.dll security vulnerability fixed by third party 0patch

Third party develops temporary patch for Microsoft flaw that Google disclosed
2017-03-06
Third party develops temporary patch for Microsoft flaw that Google disclosed

Third Party company release patch for the data-leaking Windows Vulnerability Microsoft forgot to fix
2017-03-06
Third Party company release patch for the data-leaking Windows Vulnerability Microsoft forgot to fix

Third-Party Vendor Issues Temporary Patch for Windows GDI Vulnerability
2017-03-04
Third-Party Vendor Issues Temporary Patch for Windows GDI Vulnerability

Windows 10 Vulnerability Found by Project Zero Gets Third Party Patch
2017-03-03
Windows 10 Vulnerability Found by Project Zero Gets Third Party Patch

0patch creates a 0-day patch for Windows gdi32.dll vulnerability before Microsoft
2017-03-03
0patch creates a 0-day patch for Windows gdi32.dll vulnerability before Microsoft

Postati del rešitve, ne samo problema
2016-08-30
Postati del rešitve, ne samo problema

How Hackers Are Making the Internet and the World a Safer Place
2016-07-26
How Hackers Are Making the Internet and the World a Safer Place

0patch: Microscopic cures for big security holes
2016-06-07
0patch: Microscopic cures for big security holes