Virtual Administrator’s September 2015 Patch ...

Virtual Administrator’s September 2015 Patch Recommendations

12 Security Bulletins were released – 5 Critical, 7 Important, and 0 Moderate

This Month In Brief

12 Security Bulletins were released – 5 Critical, 7 Important

We have not uncovered any widespread problems with any of 12 Security Bulletins and are releasing all of them.

MS15-094, MS15-095, MS15-097, MS15-098 and MS15-099 are rated Critical. After your next patch cycle completes you should follow up and make sure this is installed.

Heads Up: There is a known issue with MS15-097 affecting gaming platforms – i.e. “some video games may not run”. A workaround is provided by Microsoft here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3089656

Out-of-band security update released on August 18
MS15-093 Security Update for Internet Explorer (3088903)
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-093

Denied/Approved Non-Security Bulletin Updates

Approved: Last month we denied KB3087916 – Security update for Flash player. Microsoft released another patch KB3089023 as a fix. Both KB3087916 and KB3089023 have been approved. See: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3089023#/en-us/kb/3089023

Notable news: Support for Microsoft Office 2013 RTM has ended. Starting with the April 2015 release, all Office 2013 updates will only apply if Office 2013 SP1 is installed. See KB2817430 for more information about acquiring Office 2013 SP1.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2015/09/08/september-2015-office-update-release.aspx

Exploitability

Requires Restart

  • Servers:True
  • Workstations:True

New Security Bulletins

(MS#/Affected Software/Type)

CRITICAL

MS15-094 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3089548) (Internet Explorer) he most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.
Details
MS15-095 Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3089665) (Microsoft Edge) The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Microsoft Edge.
Details
MS15-097 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089656) (Microsoft Office, Lync) The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts.
Details
MS15-098 Vulnerabilities in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089669) (Microsoft Windows) The more severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Journal file.
Details
MS15-099 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3089664) (Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Foundation) The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file.
Details

IMPORTANT

MS15-096 Vulnerability in Active Directory Service Could Allow Denial of Service (3072595) (Microsoft Windows) The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an authenticated attacker creates multiple machine accounts.
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MS15-100 Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3087918) (Microsoft Windows) The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Windows Media Center opens a specially crafted Media Center link (.mcl) file that references malicious code.
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MS15-101 Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3089662) (.Net Framework) The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user runs a specially crafted .NET application.
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MS15-102 Vulnerabilities in Windows Task Management Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3089657) (Microsoft Windows) The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application.
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MS15-103 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Information Disclosure (3089250) (Microsoft Exchange) The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow information disclosure if Outlook Web Access (OWA) fails to properly handle web requests, and sanitize user input and email content.
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MS15-104 Vulnerabilities in Skype for Business Server and Lync Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3089952) (Microsoft Lync, Skype) The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user clicks a specially crafted URL.
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MS15-105 Vulnerability in Windows Hyper-V Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3091287) (Microsoft Windows) The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if an attacker runs a specially crafted application that could cause Windows Hyper-V to incorrectly apply access control list (ACL) configuration settings. Customers who have not enabled the Hyper-V role are not affected.
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