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Microsoft to Retire All 1.X Versions of Azure AD Connect

by Jared Hamilton Managing Director, Systems Engineering Microsoft has announced that on August 31st of 2022 they will retire versions 1.X of their Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Connect Application.  Microsoft’s main reason for proceeding with the retirement of these versions is because they include SQL server 2012 components that will no longer be supported. […]

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Citrix Gateway integration with Storefront Issue

by Daniel Ruiz Practice Lead, Citrix Technologies Citrix recently announced an issue with Citrix Gateway integration with Storefront. Users accessing Custom Themes based on RFWebUI may get stuck at a spinning circle after credentials are entered. The problem appears to occur for users connecting via Chrome or Chromium update version 100.0.4896.60 (Official Build) (64-bit). At […]

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Microsoft to Retire and Disable Internet Explorer 11 Starting on June 15, 2022 | Action Required

by Jeffrey Firkin Desktop & Applications Engineer Microsoft has announced that the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will no longer be supported on certain versions of Windows 10 starting June 15, 2022. Windows 10 versions affected by this announcement are as follows: Windows 10 client SKUs (version 20H2 and later) Windows 10 IoT (version 20H2 and […]

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Zero Day Vulnerabilities Detected With APC UPS SmartConnect

By Robinson Roca Managing Director, Network Infrastructure Schneider Electric APC UPS have announced three Zero Day Vulnerabilities discovered by Armis Labs. These vulnerabilities pertain to a newer method of management using Schneider Electric’s cloud management called “SmartConnect”. This allows an attacker to impersonate the cloud and control the UPS. The CVEs pertaining to the vulnerability […]

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Daylight Saving Time Alert – Important Reminder About Upcoming Clock Change

by Armen Gharibian Managing Director This is a reminder that Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 AM (EST) on Sunday, March 13th. This semiannual time change can cause major problems with VDI environments such as machine registration issues, session disconnects, and group policy failures. Whether using Citrix Provisioning Services, Citrix Machine Creation Services, or VMware […]

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Apache Log4j Vulnerabilities for VMware vCenter Server and vCenter Cloud Gateway

by Danny Simmons Senior Systems Engineer Summary A critical vulnerability in CVE-2021-44228 has been determined to impact vCenter Server 7.0.x, vCenter 6.7.x & vCenter 6.5.x via the Apache Log4j open source component. VMware expects to fully address both CVE-2021-44228 and CVE-2021-45046 by updating log4j to version 2.16 in forthcoming releases of vCenter Server, as outlined […]

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Microsoft Patches Windows AppX Installer Spoofing Vulnerability

By Jake Heberling Desktop & Applications Engineer On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Microsoft released security updates to address 67 CVEs, seven of which are rated as critical, including a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows AppX Installer that is already seeing active exploitation. This is being tracked as CVE-2021-43890 and has a CVSS score of 7.1 […]

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Apache Log4j Vulnerabilities for VMware Horizon

by Christian Vindel Desktop & Applications Architect VMware has recently published a security update regarding it’s Horizon suite of products. A critical vulnerability that has been identified in CVE-2021-44228 which affects several VMware Horizon components and could allow for an attacker to execute remote code. It is imperative that these components be remediated as soon […]

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Apache Log4j Vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-44228) for Nutanix

by Danny Simmons Senior Systems Engineer Summary A critical vulnerability in Apache Log4j2 (CVE-2021-44228) has been publicly disclosed that may allow for remote code execution in impacted Nutanix products. Description This issue affects log4j versions between 2.0 and 2.14.1. The exploit requires an attacker to remotely access an endpoint and send arbitrary data logged or […]

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Use Your Citrix ADC (NetScaler) to Mitigate Apache Log4j Vulnerability Traffic

by Daniel Ruiz Practice Lead, Citrix Technologies Citrix ADC (NetScaler) can be used to protect your back end resources from the recent CVE-2021-44228 Log4j vulnerability. The Apache Log4j2 vulnerability, if exploited, allows an attacker to control log messages or log message parameters to execute arbitrary code loaded from LDAP servers when message lookup substitution is […]

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