Latest Security Advisories & Notable Vulnerabilities

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

  • (MS14-017) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2949660)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened or previewed in an affected version of Microsoft Office software.


  • (MS14-018) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2950467)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves six privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.


  • (MS14-019) Vulnerability in Windows File Handling Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2922229)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user runs specially crafted .bat and .cmd files from a trusted or semi-trusted network location.


  • (MS14-020) Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2950145)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted file in an affected version of Microsoft Publisher.

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

  • (MS14-012) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2925418)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and seventeen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.


  • (MS14-013) Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2929961)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted image file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user.

  • (MS14-015) Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2930275)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This update addresses two vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The more severe of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to the system and runs a specially crafted application.


  • (MS14-016) Vulnerability in Security Account Manager Remote (SAMR) Protocol Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2934418)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability that could allow security feature bypass if an attacker makes multiple attempts to match passwords to a username.


  • (MS14-014) Vulnerability in Silverlight Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2932677)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Silverlight. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if an attacker hosts a website that contains specially crafted Silverlight content that is designed to exploit the vulnerability, and then convinces a user to view the website. Both Windows and Mac users are affected by this vulnerability.

Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0502)
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  20 Feb 2014
Double free vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player before 11.7.700.269 and 11.8.x through 12.0.x before 12.0.0.70 on Windows and Mac OS X and before 11.2.202.341 on Linux, Adobe AIR before 4.0.0.1628 on Android, Adobe AIR SDK before 4.0.0.1628, and Adobe AIR SDK & Compiler before 4.0.0.1628 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in February 2014.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way Internet Explorer 9 and 10 handles an object that has been deleted in memory. When successfully exploited, it may allow a remote attacker to execute code of choice on the vulnerable computer. Note that this vulnerability affects Internet Explorer 9 installed on the following operating systems:

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
  • Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

It also affects Internet Explorer 10 installed on the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
  • Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows RT

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

  • (MS14-005) Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (2916036)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services included in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.


  • (MS14-006) Vulnerability in IPv6 Could Allow Denial of Service (2904659)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker sends a large number of specially crafted IPv6 packets to an affected system.

  • (MS14-007) Vulnerability in Direct2D Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2912390)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.


  • (MS14-008) Vulnerability in Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2927022)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Forefront. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted email message is scanned.


  • (MS14-009) Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2916607)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user visits a specially crafted website or a website containing specially crafted web content.


  • (MS14-010) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2909921)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and twenty-three privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.


  • (MS14-011) Vulnerability in VBScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2928390)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the VBScript scripting engine in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visited a specially crafted website.


Adobe Flash Player Integer Underflow Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0497)
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  07 Feb 2014

Several versions of Adobe Flash Player were found to have an integer underflow vulnerability. When successfully exploited, the vulnerability can allow execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable computer. This vulnerability has been exploited by malware. Adobe has since issued updates for its users.

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

  • (MS14-001) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2916605)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened in an affected version of Microsoft Word or other affected Microsoft Office software.

  • (MS14-002) Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2914368)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application.

  • (MS14-003) Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2913602)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application.

  • (MS14-004) Vulnerability in Microsoft Dynamics AX Could Allow Denial of Service (2880826)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Dynamics AX. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an authenticated attacker submits specially crafted data to an affected Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Object Server (AOS) instance.

Android API Function Address Validation Vulnerability (CVE-2013-6282)
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  07 Jan 2014
The get_user and put_user API functions of the Linux kernel fail to validate the target address when being used on ARM v6k/v7 platforms. This functionality was originally implemented and controlled by the domain switching feature (CONFIG_CPU_USE_DOMAINS), which has been deprecated due to architectural changes. As a result, any kernel code using these API functions may introduce a security issue where none existed before. This allows an application to read and write kernel memory to, e.g., escalated privileges..

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

  • (MS13-096) Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could allow Remote Code Execution (2908005)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Lync. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views content that contains specially crafted TIFF files. Read more here.

  • (MS13-097) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2898785)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves seven privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. Read more here.

  • (MS13-098) Vulnerability in Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2893294)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user or application runs or installs a specially crafted, signed portable executable (PE) file on an affected system. Read more here.

  • (MS13-099) Vulnerability in Microsoft Scripting Runtime Object Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2909158)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to visit a specially crafted website or a website that hosts specially crafted content. Read more here.

  • (MS13-105) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2915705)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves three publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution in the security context of the LocalService account if an attacker sends an email message containing a specially crafted file to a user on an affected Exchange server. Read more here.

  • (MS13-100)Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2904244)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves multiple privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office server software. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an authenticated attacker sends specially crafted page content to a SharePoint server. Read more here.

  • (MS13-101) Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2880430)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The more severe of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application. Read more here.

  • (MS13-102) Vulnerability in LRPC Client Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2898715)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker spoofs an LRPC server and sends a specially crafted LPC port message to any LRPC client. Read more here.

  • (MS13-103) Vulnerability in ASP.NET SignalR Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2905244)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in ASP.NET SignalR. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker reflects specially crafted JavaScript back to the browser of a targeted user. Read more here.

  • (MS13-104) Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Information Disclosure (2909976)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office that could allow information disclosure if a user attempts to open an Office file hosted on a malicious website. Read more here.

  • (MS13-106) Vulnerability in a Microsoft Office Shared Component Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2905238)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability in a Microsoft Office shared component that is currently being exploited. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if a user views a specially crafted webpage in a web browser capable of instantiating COM components, such as Internet Explorer. here.

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

  • (MS13-088) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2888505)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves ten reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. A successful exploit may permit an attacker to execute a malware once user views a malicious webpage via Internet Explorer. Read more here.

  • (MS13-089) Vulnerability in Windows Graphics Device Interface Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2876331)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, which can lead to remote execution of malware once users open a specially crafted Windows Write file in WordPad. Read more here.

  • (MS13-090) Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (2900986)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a reported vulnerability which may lead to remote malware execution if user visits a maliciously-crafted website. Read more here.

  • (MS13-091) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2885093)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves three reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, which may allow remote execution of malware if a user opens a maliciously-crafted WordPerfect file in an affected version of Microsoft Office. Read more here.

  • (MS13-092) Vulnerability in Hyper-V Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2893986)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. It may lead to denial of service if the attacker passes a speciall-crafted function parameter in a hypercall from an existing running virtual machine to the hypervisor. Read more here.

  • (MS13-093) Vulnerability in Windows Ancillary Function Driver Could Allow Information Disclosure (2875783)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, which may allow information theft if an an attacker logs on to an affected system as a local user and runs a malware crafted to steal information. The attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability. Read more here.

  • (MS13-094) Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Information Disclosure (2894514)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook. It may result in information theft if a user opens or previews a malicious email using an affected version of Outlook. Read more here.

  • (MS13-095) Vulnerability in Digital Signatures Could Allow Denial of Service (2868626)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that could result in denial of service when an affected web service processes a malicious certificate. Read more here.