BeyondTrust Patch Tuesday
November 09, 2010
Microsoft Patch Disclosure
This month, Microsoft released 3 patches which repair a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Of these 3 patches, 2 address Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities and 1 addresses Elevation of Privilege vulnerabilities. Both eEye's Blink® Professional and Blink® Personal Endpoint Security solutions protect from memory-corruption vulnerabilities generically without the need for any updates.
Administrators are advised to patch MS10-087 and MS10-088 immediately to prevent exploitation by attackers.
Administrators should patch patch MS10-089 at their earliest convenience.
As always, eEye suggests that all users apply Microsoft patches as fast as possible, preferably after testing the impact on internal applications and network continuity. For those who would like further information regarding the potential risks and remediation requirements of the patches announced today, please consider attending tomorrow's Vulnerability Expert Forum hosted by the eEye Security Research Team.
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BULLETIN / ADVISORY DETAILS
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2423930)
CVE-2010-3333, CVE-2010-3334, CVE-2010-3335, CVE-2010-3336, CVE-2010-3337
Several vulnerabilities exist in the way Microsoft Office handles Office files; the most severe of which could allow for Remote Code Execution. To successfully exploit these vulnerabilities, an attacker would need to convince a user to open a specially crafted Office file or Rich Text Format file, which would be hosted on the attacker-controlled site. Successful exploitation would permit the attacker to execute code within the user's context. If a user had administrative privileges, the attacker could gain full control of the computer.
Apply patch as soon as possible. Until patches can be applied, avoid opening Microsoft Office files from untrusted or unknown sources and set all emails to be displayed as plain text rather than rich text format. Additionally, administrators my set a Microsoft Office File Block Policy to block all files from Office 2003 and earlier from unknown and untrusted sources.
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2293386)
There is a buffer overflow vulnerability and a heap corruption vulnerability in the way Microsoft PowerPoint handles PowerPoint files. An attacker would need to convince a user to open a specially crafted PowerPoint file in order to exploit this vulnerability, which could be hosted on an attacker-controlled site or sent via email or instant messenger. Once exploited, these vulnerabilities allow an attacker to execute code with the same privileges as the user. An attacker could gain full control of the computer if the user had administrative privileges.
Apply patch as soon as possible. Until patches can be applied, restrict the access to the pp7x32.ddl file for any user running PowerPoint 2002. Additionally, administrators my set a Microsoft Office File Block Policy to block all files from Office 2003 and earlier from unknown or untrusted sources.
Vulnerabilities in Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2316074)
CVE-2010-2732, CVE-2010-2733, CVE-2010-2734, CVE-2010-3936
There are 4 vulnerabilities within Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway, the most severe of which is a spoofing vulnerability. This could be used by an attacker to convince a user that they are viewing a legitimate UAG page. The attacker could trick the user into providing credentials to the attacker, since the attacker's page would look like the UAG page they were attempting to visit. That could be used by the attacker to gain unauthorized access to the UAG.
Administrators are urged to patch this at their earliest convenience. There are no workarounds other than the patch provided by Microsoft.
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