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Critical ESXi Vulnerabilities Announced by VMware (CVE-2020-4004, CVE-2020-4005)

by Richard Charlton Senior Systems Engineer VMware announced yesterday (November 19, 2020), two new vulnerabilities effecting ESXi 6.5, 6.7 and 7.0. CVE-2020-4004 has been named ‘Use-after-free vulnerability in XHCI USB controller’ and allows a bad actor with local administrative privileges on a VM to execute code on the host. As such, this vulnerability has been […]

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Certificates Missing After Upgrading from Windows 10 Version 1809 to Newer Feature Update

by Timothy Higbie Desktop & Applications Architect Microsoft has acknowledged that Windows 10 Cumulative Updates from September 2020 and later contain a bug that can cause all certificates to be deleted from a PC during the upgrade from version 1809 to a newer Feature Update. This can lead not only to a failed upgrade but […]

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Citrix Announces New CVAD Security Vulnerability

by Daniel Ruiz Senior Solutions Architect On November 10th 2020, Citrix announced new Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop (CVAD) Security Vulnerabilities. Customers should ensure they have installed the latest cumulative update and then apply all hotfixes for that version. Vulnerabilities: A user who has access to a Windows Virtual Desktop being able to escalate their privilege level on that Windows Virtual Desktop to SYSTEM. Remote compromise of a Windows Virtual Desktop which has Windows […]

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Cisco Meraki Changes Backend to Provide Greater Scalability

by Robinson Roca Practice Leader – Network Infrastructure Cisco Meraki is changing its API backend infrastructure to provide greater scalability. Customers that directly utilize Meraki’s API backend to make Meraki infrastructure configuration changes or to pull API based information will only be affected. This change is NOT going to affect customers accessing the standard Meraki […]

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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 will begin at 2:00 AM (EST) on Sunday, November 1st. 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 […]

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VMware Releases Security Advisory Identifying Vulnerabilities

by Michael Trantas Senior Solutions Architect VMware recently released a security advisory (Advisory ID: VMSA-2020-0023) that identifies and addresses six vulnerabilities that affect multiple VMware products. In each case, these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to remotely take control of an affected system. Several of these vulnerabilities are considered “Critical” and Helient encourages anyone running […]

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Microsoft Addresses Windows TCP/IP RCE/DoS Vulnerabilities

by Faith Gill Desktop & Applications Analyst It is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! In keeping with that theme, on October 13th Microsoft released Security patches to fix at least 87 security problems in Windows and programs that run on top of the operating system. 11 of those vulnerabilities are listed as Critical security updates addressing the […]

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Helient Achieves Cloud Champion Partnership, Nutanix’s Highest Channel Program Designation

September 24, 2020, Philadelphia, PA – Helient Systems LLC (Helient) is pleased to announce the recent achievement and promotion into the highest tiered Nutanix partnership designation – Cloud Champion. A partner with Nutanix since 2013, Helient’s sales, management, and engineers have excelled at developing core expertise necessary for both presales and services surrounding the Nutanix […]

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Newly Announced Vulnerabilities for Citrix ADC, Gateway & SD-WAN WANOP Edition

by Richard Charlton Senior Systems Engineer Updated September 20, 2020: Citrix released an update with a clarification! “Customers should note that Citrix ADC and Citrix Gateway 12.0, which has reached End of Maintenance, is impacted by these vulnerabilities. Citrix recommends that customers using this version upgrade to a later version that addresses these issues.” On Thursday September […]

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Citrix Announces StoreFront Security Vulnerability

by Daniel Ruiz Senior Solutions Architect On September 8th 2020, Citrix announced a StoreFront Security Vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow an attacker who is authenticated on the same Microsoft Active Directory domain as a Citrix StoreFront server to read arbitrary files from that server. Citrix strongly recommends that customers running affected versions of Citrix StoreFront, […]

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