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Microsoft's Windows 10 'Redstone 5' build introduces cloud clipboard

10 May 2018, 12:20 | Camille Rivera

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Fluent Design in Windows 10

Just like it's the case with preview builds, Microsoft has considered the user feedback while developing the feature. You can already try the new, denser layouts in Windows Mail, which was updated today to add these new options.

Also arriving in the preview build are some additional hints of Microsoft's Fluent Design System such as the acrylic title bar in Sets.

There are other fixes in today's Redstone 5 build, along with a list of known issues, which are itemized in Microsoft's blog post about 17666. Microsoft said the search window will now open wider to allow a broader range of content to display.

Meanwhile the second zero-day is CVE-2018-8120, which is an elevation-of-privilege vulnerability in the Win32k component. Any product from IE to Office that can execute VBscript or Javascript could be vulnerable to remote code execution.

Users (including us) had found that updating to this latest version of Windows-as-a-Service (WaaS) was causing complete system freezes when used alongside Google Chrome. Exchange administrators should note two patches, including one that addresses a spoofing vulnerability (CVE-2018-8153). The flaw in Windows 10 and Windows Server, designated CVE-2018-8170, had been publicly reported but has not yet been seen in in-the-wild attacks. "This vulnerability allows an attacker who is logged onto a system to run a specially crafted file to gain privileged access to the system". "To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to perform a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack on the network that provisioning was taking place".

Adobe also patched a critical vulnerability in Flash Player this month: CVE-2018-4944.

In one case, an advanced persistent threat group, which is almost always used as a term to describe state-sponsored hacking groups, has been targeting a Windows VBScript Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability first discovered in April. The Timeline feature - which made it to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update - has also received an expansion.

It is part of the monthly Patch Tuesday update and only contains bug fixes and security improvements.

In addition, Hyper-V has been getting some attention lately as well. Business users can continue to receive security-only updates for six months, Microsoft says, or organizations can pay for pricey extended-support contracts. A lot of those announcements were around the world's most popular operating system - Windows, specifically Windows 10.

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