Latest Security Advisories & Notable Vulnerabilities

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

(MS10-061) Vulnerability in Print Spooler Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2347290)
Risk Rating: Critical

This security update addresses a vulnerability in the Print Spooler service. Once successfully exploited, this could result to remote code execution when an attacker sends a specially crafted print request to a system with a print spooler interface exposed over RPC. Read more here.

(MS10-062) Vulnerability in MPEG-4 Codec Could Allow Remote Code Execution (975558)
Risk Rating: Critical

This security update addresses vulnerability in MPEG-4 codec that when exploited could give an attacker user rights as the user. Read more here.

(MS10-063) Vulnerability in Unicode Scripts Processor Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2320113)
Risk Rating: Critical

This security update addresses a vulnerabillity in the Unicode Scripts Processor. Read more here.

(MS10-064) Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2315011)
Risk Rating: Critical

This security update addresses a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution once a user opened a specially crafted email message via an affected version of Microsoft Outlook. Read more here.

(MS10-065) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2267960)
Risk Rating: Important

This security update addresses vulnerability in Internet Information Services (IIS) that could allow remote code execution once a sends a specially crafted HTTP request to the server. Read more here.

(MS10-066) Vulnerability in Remote Procedure Call Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982802)
Risk Rating: Important

This security update addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. When successfully exploited, it could execute arbitrary code and take full control of an affected system. Read more here.

(MS10-067) Vulnerability in WordPad Text Converters Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2259922)
Risk Rating: Important

This security update addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that could allow remote code execution if a user opened a specially crafted file using WordPad. Read more here.

(MS10-068) Vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (983539)
Risk Rating: Important

This security update addresses a vulnerability in Active Directory, Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM), and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS). Read more here.

(MS10-069) Vulnerability in Windows Client/Server Runtime Subsystem Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2121546)
Risk Rating: Important

This security update addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. Once exploited, it could elevate the privilege of an attacker who is logged on to an affected system configure with a Chinese, Japanese, or Korean system. Read more here.

Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  14 Sep 2010
Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris and 10.1.92.10 on Android; authplay.dll in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.4; and authplay.dll in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.x before 8.2.5 on Windows and Mac OS X allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in September 2010.
Adobe Reader and Acrobat .PDF Vulnerability
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  09 Sep 2010
Stack-based buffer overflow in CoolType.dll in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.4, and 8.x before 8.2.5 on Windows and Mac OS X, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via a PDF document with a long field in a Smart INdependent Glyphlets (SING) table in a TTF font, as exploited in the wild in September 2010. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

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

  • (MS10-046) Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2286198)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Windows Shell, which may allow remote code execution once icon of a specially crafted shortcut is displayed. Read more here.


  • (MS10-047) Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (981852)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses several privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most serious of these may allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logged on locally and ran a specially crafted application. An unauthorized user must have valid logon credentials and must be logged on locally for exploit to be successful. The vulnerabilities could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users. Read more here.


  • (MS10-048) Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2160329)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This update addresses one publicly disclosed and four privately reported vulnerabilities in the Windows kernel-mode drivers. The most serious of these may allow elevation of privilege if an unauthorized user logs on to an affected system and runs a specific malicious application. Read more here.


  • (MS10-049) Vulnerabilities in SChannel could allow Remote Code Execution (980436)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability and one privately reported vulnerability in the Secure Channel (SChannel) security package in Windows. Read more here.


  • (MS10-050) Vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker Could Allow Remote Code Execution (981997)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker, which may allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted Movie Maker sent. Read more here.


  • (MS10-051) Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2079403)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services, which could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted Web page via Internet Explorer. Read more here.


  • (MS10-052) Vulnerability in Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Codecs Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2115168)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 audio codecs. Read more here.


  • (MS10-053) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2183461)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves six vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that were reported privately. The most serious vulnerabilities may allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web site via Internet Explorer. Read more here.


  • (MS10-054) Vulnerabilities in SMB Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982214)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves several privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most serious of these may allow remote code execution if an attacker made a spefically crafted SMB packet and sent it to an affected system. Read more here.


  • (MS10-055) Vulnerability in Cinepak Codec Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982665)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Cinepak Codec, which may allow remote code execution if a user opens a specific media file or receives specially crafted streaming content from a Web site or any application that provides Web content. Read more here.


  • (MS10-056) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2269638)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses four Microsoft Office vulnerabilities that could allow remote code execution once a user opens a specially crafted .RTF email message. Read more here.


  • (MS10-057) Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2269707)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses the Microsoft Office vulnerability that could allow remote code execution whenever a user opens a specially crafted Excel file. Read more here.


  • (MS10-058) Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (978886)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows due to an error in processing buffer overflow. Read more here.


  • (MS10-059) Vulnerabilities in the Tracing Feature for Services Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (982799)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses vulnerabilities in the the Tracing Feature for Services that could allow increase in privilege once an attacker runs a specially crafted application. Read more here.


  • (MS10-060) Vulnerabilities in the Microsoft .NET Common Language Runtime and in Microsoft Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2265906)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses two vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Silverlight. Read more here.


Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2286198)
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  16 Jul 2010

Windows Shell in Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP1 and SP2, Server 2008 SP2 and R2, and Windows 7 allows local users or remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) .LNK or (2) .PIF shortcut file, which is not properly handled during icon display in Windows Explorer, as demonstrated in the wild in July 2010, and originally reported for malware that leverages CVE-2010-2772 in Siemens WinCC SCADA systems.

Malware related to this vulnerability are already detected by the latest patterns of your Trend Micro product.

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

  • (MS10-042) Vulnerability in Help and SupportCenter Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2229593)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in the Windows Help and Support Center feature that is delivered with supported editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

  • (MS10-043) Vulnerability in Canonical Display Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2032276)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in the Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll). In most scenarios, it is much more likely that an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause the affected system to stop responding and automatically restart.

  • (MS10-044) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Access ActiveX Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982335)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Access ActiveX Controls. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opened a specially crafted Office file or viewed a Web page that instantiated Access ActiveX controls.

  • (MS10-045) Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978212)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opened an attachment in a specially crafted e-mail message using an affected version of Microsoft Office Outlook.

Wing FTP Server PORT Command DoS Vulnerability
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  18 Jun 2010
There is a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability that exists in Wing FTP Server 3.1.2. The said vulnerability can be exploited by using an invalid parameter for PORT command. When exploited successfully, the vulnerability could cause FTP server using the said software to crash.

Wing FTP Server 3.1.2 on a Windows environment is affected. Other versions may also be affected.

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

  • (MS10-032) Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (979559)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and one privately reported vulnerability in the Windows kernel-mode drivers. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user views content rendered in a specially crafted TrueType font.

  • (MS10-033) Vulnerabilities in Media Decompression Could Allow Remote Code Execution (979902)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted media file or receives specially crafted streaming content from a Web site or any application that delivers Web content.

  • (MS10-034) Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (980195)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses two privately reported vulnerabilities for Microsoft software. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page that instantiates a specific ActiveX control with Internet Explorer.

  • (MS10-035) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (982381)

    Risk Rating: Critical

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

  • (MS10-036) Vulnerability in COM Validation in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (983235)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in COM validation in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel, Word, Visio, Publisher, or PowerPoint file with an affected version of Microsoft Office.

  • (MS10-037) Vulnerability in the OpenType Compact Font Format (CFF) Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (980218)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Windows OpenType Compact Font Format (CFF) driver. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user views content rendered in a specially crafted CFF font.

  • (MS10-038) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2027452)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves fourteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the local user.

  • (MS10-039) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2028554)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint. The most severe vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker convinced a user of a targeted SharePoint site to click on a specially crafted link.

  • (MS10-040) Vulnerability in Internet Information Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982666)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Internet Information Services (IIS). An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.

  • (MS10-041) Vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework Could Allow Tampering (981343)

    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The vulnerability could allow data tampering in signed XML content without being detected.

Adobe Products authplay.dll Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  05 Jun 2010
Adobe Flash Player before 9.0.277.0 and 10.x before 10.1.53.64; Adobe AIR before 2.0.2.12610; and Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x before 9.3.3, and 8.x before 8.2.3 on Windows and Mac OS X, allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via crafted SWF content, related to authplay.dll and the ActionScript Virtual Machine 2 (AVM2) newfunction instruction, as exploited in the wild in June 2010.
Microsoft addresses the following vulnerabilities in its May batch of patches:
  • (MS10-030) Vulnerability in Outlook Express and Windows Mail Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978542)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visits a malicious e-mail server.

  • (MS10-031) Vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978213)

    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a host application opens and passes a specially crafted file to the Visual Basic for Applications runtime.