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Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2013 Release!

Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2013 Release!

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Welcome to another security bulletin release.  This always seems to happen when I’m travelling and presenting.  I guess the demo gods like to make my life interesting!

The table below outlines this month’s updates that you need to consider in your environments.

Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
MS13-067 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2834052)

This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and nine privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Server software. The most severe vulnerability could allow remote code execution in the context of the W3WP service account if an attacker sends specially crafted content to the affected server.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Server Software
MS13-068 Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2756473)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens or previews a specially crafted email message using an affected edition of Microsoft Outlook. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS13-069 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2870699)

This security update resolves ten 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. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
Requires restart Microsoft Windows,
Internet Explorer
MS13-070 Vulnerability in OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2876217)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a file that contains a specially crafted OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows
MS13-071 Vulnerability in Windows Theme File Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2864063)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user applies a specially crafted Windows theme on their system. In all cases, a user cannot be forced to open the file or apply the theme; for an attack to be successful, a user must be convinced to do so.
Important 
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows
MS13-072 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2845537)

This security update resolves 13 privately reported vulnerabilitiesin Microsoft Office. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened in an affected version of Microsoft Office software. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important 
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS13-073 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2858300)

This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file with an affected version of Microsoft Excel or other affected Microsoft Office software. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important 
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS13-074 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Access Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2848637)

This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Access file with an affected version of Microsoft Access. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important 
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS13-075 Vulnerability in Microsoft Office IME (Chinese) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2878687)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office IME (Chinese). The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a logged on attacker launches Internet Explorer from the toolbar in Microsoft Pinyin IME for Simplified Chinese. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full administrative rights. Only implementations of Microsoft Pinyin IME 2010 are affected by this vulnerability. Other versions of Simplified Chinese IME and other implementations of IME are not affected.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS13-076 Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2876315)

This security update resolves seven privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs onto the system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit these vulnerabilities.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
MS13-077 Vulnerability in Windows Service Control Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2872339)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker convinces an authenticated user to execute a specially crafted application. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker either must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally or must convince a user to run the attacker's specially crafted application.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
MS13-078 Vulnerability in FrontPage Could Allow Information Disclosure (2825621)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft FrontPage. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user opens a specially crafted FrontPage document. The vulnerability cannot be exploited automatically; for an attack to be successful a user must be convinced to open the specially crafted document.
Important 
Information Disclosure
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS13-079 Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Denial of Service (2853587)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Active Directory. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker sends a specially crafted query to the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) service.
Important 
Denial of Service
May require restart Microsoft Windows

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