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    • #1875835 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Remember the sfc /scannow stupidity – where scanning a perfectly good Windows installation triggered errors such as, “Windows Resource Protection foun
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    • #1876071 Reply

      brw2019
      AskWoody Plus

      I’m wondering if the just-released Microsoft Security Advisory CVE-2019-1167 re. a PowerShell vulnerability may relate. I checked the version on my Windows 10 1809 machine which is up-to-date except the July updates and it shows version 5 which would be affected. Then the question is will Microsoft automatically provide the fix in one of the updates or do we have to manually upgrade to PowerShell 6? Here’s the Microsoft bulletin:

      https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/security/advisories/GHSA-5frh-8cmj-gc59

      • #1876087 Reply

        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        I’m wondering if the just-released Microsoft Security Advisory CVE-2019-1167 re. a PowerShell vulnerability may relate. I checked the version on my Windows 10 1809 machine which is up-to-date except the July updates and it shows version 5 which would be affected. Then the question is will Microsoft automatically provide the fix in one of the updates or do we have to manually upgrade to PowerShell 6? Here’s the Microsoft bulletin:

        https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/security/advisories/GHSA-5frh-8cmj-gc59

        Did you manually install Powershell Core on your PC? (probably not)

        If not, you don’t need to worry about it being there & being vulnerable.

        Powershell <> Powershell Core

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    • #1876458 Reply

      brw2019
      AskWoody Plus

      No I didn’t install. It comes preinstalled in Windows 10. I don’t automatically enable it & have changed the setting so it uses Command prompt instead. But the version is the vulnerable one according to the link I provided so my question still stands as to whether or not Microsoft will address this.

       

      • #1876528 Reply

        b
        AskWoody Plus

        It’s confusing but Powershell Core is not an edition that comes with Windows.

        PowerShell Core is a downloadable, cross-platform, open-source edition.

        See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerShell for details.

        Like 99.999% of Windows users, you and I do not need to worry about this vulnerability.

        But Microsoft should do much better in clarifying this in the “Microsoft Security Advisory” to which you linked.

        Knuckle dragger Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Crazy/Ignorant Toxic drinker Blockhead Unwashed mass Seeker/Sucker "Ancient/Obsolete" (Group ASAP) Win10 v.1903

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    • #1876580 Reply

      brw2019
      AskWoody Plus

      Aha! Typical Microsoft doublespeak. Thanks much for clarifying.

       

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