SELECTED BY THE TALOS SECURITY INTELLIGENCE AND RESEARCH GROUP
Title: Microsoft releases monthly security update
Description: Microsoft released its monthly security update this week, disclosing vulnerabilities across many of its products and releasing corresponding updates. This month's Patch Tuesday covers 113 vulnerabilities. Eighteen of the flaws Microsoft disclosed are considered critical, while one is considered "moderate." The remainders are scored as being "important" updates. This month's security update covers security issues in a variety of Microsoft services and software, including SharePoint, the Windows font library and the Windows kernel.
Snort SIDs: 53489 - 53492, 53619 - 53630, 53652 - 53655
Title: DrayTek routers, switches open to attack
Description: Tech company DrayTek recently patched two zero-day vulnerabilities in some of its routers and switches that could allow malicious actors to monitor traffic and install backdoors on affected networks. DrayTek worked with security researchers to discover the vulnerabilities and active exploitations in December, and patches were made available in late March. Users are encouraged to patch their devices as soon as possible or disable remote admin access.
Snort SIDs: 53591, 53592