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August 2012 - Microsoft Releases 9 Security Advisories

SEVERITY

CRITICAL

//  ADVISORY DATE

14 AUG 2012


DESCRIPTION

Microsoft addresses the following vulnerabilities in its August batch of patches:



  • (MS12-052) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2722913)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This bulletin patches four identified vulnerabilities that exist in version 6-9 of the Internet Explorer browser. Attackers looking to exploit these vulnerabilities lures users to open or view a specially crated webpage. Read more here.


  • (MS12-053) Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2723135)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    Microsoft issues a patch that resolves a vulnerability found in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) in Windows XP SP3 systems. The vulnerability exists in the way deleted objects are accessed by RDP. Read more here.


  • (MS12-054) Vulnerabilities in Windows Networking Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2733594)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This bulletin resolves four vulnerabilities that exist in the Windows networking components and print spooler. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities involves an attacker sending a specially crated response to a Windows print/networking request. Read more here.


  • (MS12-055) Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2731847)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This patch resolves an elevation of privilege vulnerability found in the handling of objects in memory done by the Windows kernel-mode driver. Read more here.


  • (MS12-056) Vulnerability in JScript and VBScript Engines Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2706045)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This bulletin resolves a remote code execution vulnerability found in the scripting engines JScript and VBScript in Windows 64-bit systems. Read more here.


  • (MS12-057) Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2731879)
    Risk Rating: Important

    Microsoft issues a patch that resolves a remote code execution vulnerability existing in several versions of MS Office. Read more here.


  • (MS12-058) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server WebReady Document Viewing Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2740358)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This patch resolves several vulnerabilities that are present in the Microsoft Exchange Server WebReady Document View feature. Attackers who are looking to exploit this vulnerability may send a specially crafted file that can be viewed by a user using the Outlook Web Access in a browser. Read more here.


  • (MS12-059) Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2733918)
    Risk Rating: Important

    Microsoft issues a patch for a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in the way certain versions of MS Visio parses specially crafted files. Read more here.


  • (MS12-060) Vulnerability in Windows Common Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2720573)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This update resolves a vulnerability in MSCOMCTL.OCX, which is found in a host of Microsoft products. When successfully exploited, the vulnerability allows an attacker to remotely execute any code on the vulnerable system. Read more here.


TREND MICRO PROTECTION INFORMATION

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MS Bulletin ID Vulnerability ID DPI Rule Number DPI Rule Name Release Date IDF Compatibility
MS12-052 CVE-2012-1526 1005132 Microsoft Internet Explorer Layout Memory Corruption Vulnerability (2012-1526) 14-Aug-12 YES

CVE-2012-2521 1005133 Internet Explorer Asynchronous NULL Object Access Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2521) 14-Aug-12 YES

CVE-2012-2523 1005134 Internet Explorer JavaScript Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2523) 14-Aug-12 YES

CVE-2012-2522 1005125 Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2522) 14-Aug-12 YES
MS12-053 CVE-2012-2526 1005138 Remote Desktop Protocol Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2526) 14-Aug-12 YES
MS12-054 CVE-2012-1850 1005139 Remote Administration Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1850) 17-Aug-12 YES

CVE-2012-1851 1005153 Print Spooler Service Format String Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1851) 14-Aug-12 YES

CVE-2012-1852 1005141 Remote Administration Protocol Heap Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1852) 14-Aug-12 YES

CVE-2012-1853 1005142 Remote Administration Protocol Stack Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1853) 14-Aug-12 YES
MS12-056 CVE-2012-2523 1005134 Internet Explorer JavaScript Integer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2523) 14-Aug-12 YES
MS12-059 CVE-2012-1888 1005135 Microsoft Visio DXF File Format Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1888) 14-Aug-12 YES
MS12-060 CVE-2012-1856 1005152 Restrict Microsoft Windows TabStrip ActiveX Control 14-Aug-12 YES

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