Last Updated: 2010-08-16 15:15:31 UTC
by Jim Clausing (Version: 5)
Overview of the Aug 2010 Microsoft Patches and their status.
Update: Microsoft also released an advisory for an unpatched privilege escalation vulnerability
Update 2: Exploit code apparently exists for MS10-048, but it is not being seen in the wild at present.
|#||Affected||Contra Indications||Known Exploits||Microsoft rating||ISC rating(*)|
|MS10-047||Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (Replaces MS10-021 )|
|KB 981852||no known exploits.||Severity:Important
|MS10-048||Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (Replaces MS10-032 )|
|KB 2160329||PoC code apparently exists||Severity:Important
|MS10-049||Vulnerabilities in SChannel could allow Remote Code Execution|
|IIS and SChannel
|KB 980436||no known exploits.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-050||Vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker Could Allow Remote Code Execution (Replaces MS10-016 )|
|Windows Movie Maker
|KB 981997||no known exploits.||Severity:Important
|MS10-051||Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (Replaces MS08-069 )|
|Microsoft XML core services
|KB 2079403||no known exploits.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-052||Vulnerability in Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Codecs Could Allow Remote Code Execution|
|Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Codecs
|KB 2115168||no known exploits.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-053||Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (Replaces MS10-035 )|
|KB 2183461||no known exploits.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-054||Vulnerabilities in SMB Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution|
|KB 982214||no known exploits.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-055||Vulnerability in Cinepak Codec Could Allow Remote Code Execution|
|KB 982665||no known exploits.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-056||Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (Replaces MS09-068 M009-027 MS10-036 )|
|KB 2269638||no known exploits.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-057||Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (Replaces MS10-036 MS10-038 )|
|KB 2269707||no known exploits.||Severity:Important
|MS10-058||Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP Could Allow Elevation of Privilege|
|Windows Networking (TCP/IP)
|KB 978886||no known exploits.||Severity:Important
|MS10-059||Vulnerabilities in the Tracing Feature for Services Could Allow Elevation of Privilege|
|Tracing Facility for Services
|KB 982799||no known exploits.||Severity:Important
|MS10-060||Vulnerabilities in the Microsoft .NET Common Language Runtime and in Microsoft Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution (Replaces MS09-061 )|
|.NET and Silverlight
|KB 2265906||no known exploits.||Severity:Critical
We appreciate updates
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- We use 4 levels:
- PATCH NOW: Typically used where we see immediate danger of exploitation. Typical environments will want to deploy these patches ASAP. Workarounds are typically not accepted by users or are not possible. This rating is often used when typical deployments make it vulnerable and exploits are being used or easy to obtain or make.
- Critical: Anything that needs little to become "interesting" for the dark side. Best approach is to test and deploy ASAP. Workarounds can give more time to test.
- Important: Things where more testing and other measures can help.
- Less Urgent: Typically we expect the impact if left unpatched to be not that big a deal in the short term. Do not forget them however.
- The difference between the client and server rating is based on how you use the affected machine. We take into account the typical client and server deployment in the usage of the machine and the common measures people typically have in place already. Measures we presume are simple best practices for servers such as not using outlook, MSIE, word etc. to do traditional office or leisure work.
- The rating is not a risk analysis as such. It is a rating of importance of the vulnerability and the perceived or even predicted threat for affected systems. The rating does not account for the number of affected systems there are. It is for an affected system in a typical worst-case role.
- Only the organization itself is in a position to do a full risk analysis involving the presence (or lack of) affected systems, the actually implemented measures, the impact on their operation and the value of the assets involved.
- All patches released by a vendor are important enough to have a close look if you use the affected systems. There is little incentive for vendors to publicize patches that do not have some form of risk to them
Jim Clausing, jclausing --at-- isc [dot] sans (dot) org
FOR408 coming to central OH in Sep, see http://www.sans.org/mentor/details.php?nid=22353