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A new Windows Search zero-day is giving Microsoft another security headache

June 2, 2022

Via: Techradar
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When used in synergy, two recently discovered Windows flaws allow threat actors to run malware on a target endpoint(opens in new tab), researchers have found.

The two flaws are a Windows Search zero-day, and a Microsoft Office OLEObject flaw.

Through the use of a weaponized Word document, the Search zero-day can be used to automatically open a search window with a remotely hosted malware. This was made possible due to how Windows handles a URI protocol handler called “search-ms”.

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