Microsoft JET vulnerability still open to attacks, despite recent patch

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A vulnerability in the Microsoft JET database engine is still open to attacks, even after Microsoft shipped an update earlier this week during the October 2018 Patch Tuesday.

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The vulnerability came to light in mid-September after the Trend Micro Zero-Day Initiative (ZDI) posted details about it on its site.

ZDI said Microsoft had failed to patch the flaw in due time and they decided to make the issue public, so users and companies could take actions to protect themselves against any exploitation attempts.

The vulnerability, which was a zero-day at the time of its disclosure, raised some alarms, mainly due to the fact that the JET database engine is included in all versions of Windows,

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