Announcing the Launch of the Azure SSRF Security Research Challenge

Posted on Thursday August 19, 2021  |  MSRC alerts

Microsoft is excited to announce the launch of a new, three-month security research challenge under the Azure Security Lab initiative. The Azure Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) Research Challenge invites security researchers to discover and share high impact SSRF vulnerabilities in Microsoft Azure. Qualified submissions are eligible for bounty rewards up to $60,000 USD, with additional…


Point and Print Default Behavior Change

Posted on Tuesday August 10, 2021  |  MSRC alerts

Our investigation into several vulnerabilities collectively referred to as “PrintNightmare” has determined that the default behavior of Point and Print does not provide customers with the level of security required to protect against potential attacks. Today, we are addressing this risk by changing the default Point and Print driver installation and update behavior to require…


Congratulations to the MSRC 2021 Most Valuable Security Researchers!

Posted on Wednesday August 04, 2021  |  MSRC alerts

The MSRC Researcher Recognition Program offers public thanks and acknowledgement to the researchers who help protect customers through discovering and sharing security vulnerabilities under Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure. Today, we are excited to recognize this year’s Most Valuable Security Researchers (MVRs) based on the impact, accuracy, and volume of their reports. Congratulations to each of our MSRC…


Introducing Bounty Awards for Teams Mobile Applications Security Research

Posted on Monday July 19, 2021  |  MSRC alerts

We are pleased to announce the addition of Microsoft Teams mobile applications to the Microsoft Applications Bounty Program. Through the expanded program we welcome researchers from across the globe to seek out and disclose any high impact security vulnerabilities they may find in Teams mobile applications to help secure customers. Rewards up to $30,000 USD…


Announcing the Top MSRC 2021 Q2 Security Researchers – Congratulations!

Posted on Thursday July 15, 2021  |  MSRC alerts

We’re excited to announce the top contributing researchers for the 2021 Second Quarter (Q2)! Congratulations to all the researchers recognized in this quarter’s leaderboard and thank you to everyone who continues to help secure our customers and the ecosystem. The top three researchers of the 2021 Q2 Security Researcher Leaderboard are: Yuki Chen (765 points)…


Clarified Guidance for CVE-2021-34527 Windows Print Spooler Vulnerability

Posted on Thursday July 08, 2021  |  MSRC alerts

On Tuesday July 6, 2021, Microsoft issued CVE-2021-34527 regarding a Windows Print Spooler vulnerability. Updates were released on July 6 and 7 which addressed the vulnerability for all supported Windows versions. We encourage customers to update as soon as possible. CVE-2021-34527 – Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability. Following the out of band release…


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