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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 10/8/13 11:09 AM

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2013

Published : October 08, 2013

Microsoft released 8 new security updates today, as part of their routine monthly security update cycle. Four (4) are rated Critical and four (4) rated as Important. They address 26 unique CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint, .NET Framework, Office, and Silverlight.

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

MS13-080 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2879017)
MS13-081 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2870008)
MS13-082 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2878890)
MS13-083 - Vulnerability in Windows Common Control Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2864058)

Important: 4

MS13-084 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2885089)
MS13-085 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2885080)
MS13-086 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2885084)
MS13-087 - Vulnerability in Silverlight Could Allow Information Disclosure (2890788)

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

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For those who need to prioritize their deployment planning, Microsoft recommends focusing on MS13-080, MS13-081, and MS13-083.

MS13-080 | Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
This security update resolves 10 issues in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a customer views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer, as described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2887505. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same rights as the current user running Internet Explorer. All but one of these issues were privately disclosed.

MS13-081 | Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution
This security update resolves seven issues in Microsoft Windows. The most severe vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a malicious webpage with specially crafted OpenType fonts. This release also addresses vulnerabilities that could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker gains access to a system, in some cases physical access to a USB port is required. These issues were privately reported and we have not detected any attacks or customer impact.

MS13-083 | Vulnerability in Windows Common Control Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution
This security update resolves one issue in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an affected system is accessible via an ASP.NET web application and can receive a specifically crafted request. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. This issue was privately reported and we have not detected any attacks or customer impact.

Security Advisory 2862973 Update for MD5 Certificates
We would like to remind customers of the Update for MD5 Certificates that was released in August 2013 and will be released through Microsoft Update in February 2014. This update affects applications and services using certificates with the MD5 hashing algorithm. This restriction is limited to certificates issued under roots in the Microsoft root certificate program. This will apply only to certificates utilized for server authentication, code signing and time stamping. These applications and services will no longer trust certificates utilizing MD5.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2013/10/08/the-october-2013-security-updates.aspx

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