Tag Archive: MicrosoftEMET

Jan 31

Microsoft EMET 5.5 Released – Benefits, New Features, Protection, Logging, & GPO Config

Microsoft recently released Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) version 5.5 (it jumped from 5.2 to 5.5) which includes Windows 10 compatibility and better GPO support (among others). I’ve included information from a variety of Microsoft sources in this post so that others don’t have to search for the data separately. The resources/references are listed at …

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Jan 27

Active Directory Recon Without Admin Rights

A fact that is often forgotten (or misunderstood), is that most objects and their attributes can be viewed (read) by authenticated users (most often, domain users). The challenge is that admins may think that since this data is most easily accessible via admin tools such as “Active Directory User and Computers” (dsa.msc) or “Active Directory …

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Mar 22

Bypassing EMET 5.2 Security Protection

While EMET 5.2 may only be about a week old, there is already information about one way tor bypassing one of EMET’s security protection methods. r41p41 posted information about ROP bypass in the latest EMET version, 5.2. TLDR: EMET 5.2 can be bypassed with ease by jumping past its hooks using simple ROP 19th March …

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Mar 16

Microsoft EMET 5.2 Now Available!

  Microsoft Security Research and Defense blog posts that Microsoft EMET 5.2 is now available! Following is the list of the main changes and improvements: Control Flow Guard: EMET’s native DLLs have been compiled with Control Flow Guard (CFG). CFG is a new feature introduced in Visual Studio 2015 (and supported by Windows 8.1 and …

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Nov 13

EMET v5.1 Released

This week, Microsoft released version 5.1 of their Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET). EMET 5.1 can be download from the Microsoft EMET website. Microsoft Security Research and Defense Blog describes the update: Today, we’re releasing the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5.1 which will continue to improve your security posture by providing increased application compatibility …

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Oct 25

Microsoft EMET 5 Configuration to Mitigate PowerPoint Zero Day

Microsoft Security Advisory 3010060: Vulnerability in Microsoft OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (Published: October 21, 2014) PowerPoint Zero Day Vulnerability Executive Summary: Microsoft is aware of a vulnerability affecting all supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft …

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Sep 29

Disarming EMET 5

EMET version 5 has been out for only a few months and Offensive Security has identified bypass methods: INTRODUCTION In our previous Disarming Emet 4.x blog post, we demonstrated how to disarm the ROP mitigations introduced in EMET 4.x by abusing a global variable in the .data section located at a static offset. A general …

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Aug 25

Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 5 Protection Methods

Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) v5 security technology which I outlined in a previous post has several protection methods which will be detailed here. According to my sources at Microsoft 😉, EMET can be installed on workstations and servers (testing is always highly recommended before placing in production). Given the tremendous security improvements when …

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Aug 20

Microsoft EMET 5 Released

Microsoft’s EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) is a free download from Microsoft that enhances Windows security by preventing common malware and exploitation software methods. It does need to be well-tested before deployment, but there are several legacy Windows methods leveraged by malware to get into a system and take control. Installing EMET provides very strong protection …

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