Latest Advisories Notable Vulnerabilities

  • (MS14-068) Vulnerability in Kerberos Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3011780)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  18 November 2014

    This update resolves an elevation of privilege vulnerability found in the Kerberos KDC in certain Windows operating systems. The vulnerability exists in the improper validation of signatures. For an attacker to exploit the vulnerability, the attacker must have valid credentials for the domain where the vulnerable system is hosted.

  • Adobe Flash Player Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0581)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  11 November 2014
    This vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player can allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause denial of service (memory corruption) thus compromising the security of the system.
  • In the November bulletin, MS14-068 and MS14-075 are not included. Microsoft, however, addresses the following vulnerabilities:

  • (MS14-064) Vulnerabilities in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3011443)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses vulnerabilities found existing in Microsoft Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). When exploited successfully, it could allow remote code execution via specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer, thus compromising the security of the affected systems.


  • (MS14-065) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3003057)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses several vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. Accordingly, it can possibly lead to remote code execution once users view a specially crafted webpage via Internet Explorer.


  • (MS14-066) Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2992611)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found existing in the Microsoft Secure Channel (Schannel) security package in Windows that could lead to remote code execution when exploited successfully.


  • (MS14-067) Vulnerability in XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2993958)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that could lead to remote code execution when exploited successfully.


  • (MS14-069) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3009710)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses several vulnerabilities found in Microsoft office. Once successfully exploited, it could allow remote code execution via specially crafted file opened by the user.


  • (MS14-070) Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000434)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in TCP/IP that happened during input/output control (IOCTL) processing. When successfully exploited, it could allow elevation of privilege.


  • (MS14-071) Vulnerability in Windows Audio Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3005607)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows that when successfully exploited, it could allow elevation of privilege via an app that employs Microsoft Windows Audio service.


  • (MS14-072) Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3005210)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found existing in Microsoft .NET Framework that could allow elevation of privilege.


  • (MS14-073) Vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3000431)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found existing in Microsoft SharePoint Server that could run random scripts when successfully exploited.


  • (MS14-074) Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3003743)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found existing in Microsoft Windows. Accordingly, this vulnerability can allow security bypass once RDP does not properly log audit events.


  • (MS14-076) Vulnerability in Internet Information Services (IIS) Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2982998)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found existing in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) that can bypass the IP and domain restrictions" security feature once successfully exploited.


  • (MS14-077) Vulnerability in Active Directory Federation Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (3003381)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found existing in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), that could allow information disclosure once exploited successfully.


  • (MS14-078) Vulnerability in IME (Japanese) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2992719)
    Risk Rating: Moderate

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found existing in Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) (Japanese).


  • (MS14-079) Vulnerability in Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Denial of Service (3002885)
    Risk Rating: Moderate

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found existing in Microsoft Windows that could allow denial of service.

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

  • (MS14-056)Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2987107)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses several vulnerabilities found existing in Internet Explorer. When exploited successfully, it could allow remote code execution via specially crafted webpage, thus compromising the security of the affected systems.


  • (MS14-057) Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000414)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses several vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework. Accordingly, it could allow remote code execution thus compromising system security.


  • (MS14-058) Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000061)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Windows. When exploited by attackers, it could allow remote code execution.


  • (MS14-059) Vulnerability in ASP.NET MVC Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2990942)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in ASP.NET MVC. When exploited successfully by attackers, it could allow security feature bypass.


  • (MS14-060) Vulnerability in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000869)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows. Once successfully exploited, it could allow remote code execution via a Microsoft Office file containing specially crafted OLE object.


  • (MS14-061) Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000434)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in Microsoft Office. When successfully exploited via a specially crafted Microsoft Word file, it could lead to remote code execution.


  • (MS14-062) Vulnerability in Message Queuing Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2993254)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows that when successfully exploited, it could allow elevation of privilege.


  • (MS14-063) Vulnerability in FAT32 Disk Partition Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2998579)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found existing in Microsoft Windows, which could lead to execution of arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

  • GNU Bash Environment Variable Command Injection Vulnerability CVE-2014-6278
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  30 September 2014

    This remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way the Bash shell handles functions. When successfully exploited, remote attackers may execute commands on the vulnerable system.

  • GNU Bash off-by-one Error Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  28 September 2014
    Off-by-one error in the read_token_word function in parse.y in GNU Bash through 4.3 bash43-026 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds array access and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via deeply nested for loops, aka the "word_lineno" issue.
  • GNU Bash redir_stack Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  28 September 2014
    The redirection implementation in parse.y in GNU Bash through 4.3 bash43-026 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds array access and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted use of here documents, aka the "redir_stack" issue.
  • GNU Bash Environment Variable Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6277)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  27 September 2014

    This remote code execution vulnerability exists in the parsing of function definitions in GNU Bash through 4.3 bash43-026 does not properly parse function. When exploited successfully, it may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.

  • Bash Vulnerability Shellshock (CVE-2014-6271)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  25 September 2014

    This vulnerability, which is found existing in certain versions of GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash) can allow an attacker to execute commands on an affected system. It allows for remote code execution on servers that run these Linux distributions. Bash is used by most Unix and Linux systems, as well as OS X. This vulnerability was reportedly being exploited in the wild already. Trend Micro spotted samples, which are actual payload of the said exploit code. Trend Micro detects this as ELF_BASHLITE.A.

    All versions of Bash up to and including version 4.3 are vulnerable.

  • Bash Vulnerability Shellshock (CVE-2014-7169)
     Severity: :    
     Advisory Date:  25 September 2014

    This vulnerability, which is found existing in certain versions of GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash) can allow an attacker to execute commands on an affected system. It allows for remote code execution on servers that run these Linux distributions. Bash is used by most Unix and Linux systems, as well as OS X. This vulnerability was reportedly being exploited in the wild already. Trend Micro spotted samples, which are actual payload of the said exploit code.

    All versions of Bash up to and including version 4.3 are vulnerable.