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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 9/10/13 10:49 AM

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2013

Published : September 10, 2013

Microsoft released 13 new security updates today, as part of their routine monthly security update cycle. Four (4) are rated Critical and nine (9) rated as Important. They address 47 unique CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer and SharePoint.

For those who need to prioritize their deployment planning, Microsoft recommends focusing on MS13-067, MS13-068, and MS13-069 first. (See below)

Microsoft also released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.

Critical: 4

MS13-067 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2834052)
MS13-068 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2756473)
MS13-069 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2870699)
MS13-070 - Vulnerability in OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2876217)

Important: 9

MS13-071 - Vulnerability in Windows Theme File Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2864063)
MS13-072 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2845537)
MS13-073 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2858300)
MS13-074 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Access Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2848637)
MS13-075 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Office IME (Chinese) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2878687)
MS13-076 - Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2876315)
MS13-077 - Vulnerability in Windows Service Control Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2872339)
MS13-078 - Vulnerability in FrontPage Could Allow Information Disclosure (2825621)
MS13-079 - Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Denial of Service (2853587)

Security Bulletin: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-sep

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Dustin Childs @ the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC):

MS13-068 | Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution

In preparing for this month's release, this is the first bulletin that caught my attention, and it likely caught yours as well. This privately reported issue could allow remote code execution if an email carrying a specially craft S/MIME certificate is viewed or previewed on an affected system. As detailed in the SRD Blog, creating S/MIME certificates is trivial, but creating the specific one in the precise manner needed to execute code will be difficult. Still, the possibility is there and that is why we listed this update as our highest priority for this month. We have not detected any active attacks here and if you have automatic updating enabled, you won't need to take any action to be protected from this issue.

MS13-069 | Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

This security update resolves 10 issues in all supported versions of Internet Explorer. All 10 were privately disclosed and we have not detected any active attacks for anything addressed by the bulletin. All CVEs are caused by the browser improperly accessing an object in memory. If you visit a specially crafted website with an affected system, an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. This security update is rated Critical for all versions of Internet Explorer.

MS13-067 | Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution

This update for SharePoint Servers also addresses 10 issues, but here, only CVE-2013-1330 is Critical. While CVE-2013-3180, an Important-rated issue, was publicly disclosed, we have not detected any active attacks involving any of these issues. For the one Critical CVE here, an attacker could send specially crafted content to an affected server. After a failure to properly validate the input, the attacker could then execute code on the system in the context of the W3WP service account. SharePoint Server 2013 is not affected by this Critical issue.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2013/09/10/lovely-tokens-and-the-september-2013-security-updates.aspx

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