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March Patch Tuesday 2022 Resolves 71 Vulnerabilities

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March Patch Tuesday 2022 Resolves 71 Vulnerabilities

March Patch Tuesday 2022 has officially arrived — tackle the latest Microsoft updates and vulnerabilities for this month.

Microsoft Releases 71 Fixes This Month Including 3 Public Aware Threats

There are 3 patches rated Critical and 68 are rated Important.  Microsoft Windows and Windows Components, Azure Site Recovery, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and IoT, Intune, Edge (Chromium-based), Windows HTML Platforms, Office and Office Components, Skype for Chrome, .NET and Visual Studio, Windows RDP and SMB Server have all been updated.

Year 3 Extended Support – Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (including R2) have received some updates this month.

Robert Brown, Head of Customer Success for Syxsense said, “Public Aware threats do not often go to Weaponized, but do you want to be the IT Manager who didn’t prioritize these updates? There are very few Critical severity patches this month for the release, but that doesn’t mean some of the Important updates should be ignored.  Your patching strategy should be based on the risk you are prepared to take, and if the risk if too high then deploy those patches.”

 

Top March 2022 Patches and Vulnerabilities

Based on the Vendor Severity and CVSS Score, we have made a few recommendations below. As usual, we recommend our customers enter the CVE numbers below into your patch management solution and deploy as soon as possible.

1. CVE-2022-21990: Remote Desktop Client Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

In the case of a Remote Desktop connection, an attacker with control of a Remote Desktop Server could trigger a remote code execution (RCE) on the RDP client machine when a victim connects to the attacking server with the vulnerable Remote Desktop Client.

This vulnerability is ‘More Likely’ to be used as an entry point as suggested by Microsoft.  Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Syxscore

  • Vendor Severity: Important
  • CVSS: 8.8
  • Weaponized: No
  • Public Aware: Yes
  • Countermeasure: No

Syxscore Risk

  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges: None
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope (Jump Point): Unchanged / No

2. CVE-2022-24459: Windows Fax and Scan Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Vulnerabilities details are unknown at this time but an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code. Keep an eye on this for changes in severity or priority.

Syxscore

  • Vendor Severity: Important
  • CVSS: 7.8
  • Weaponized: No
  • Public Aware: Yes
  • Countermeasure: No 

Syxscore Risk

  • Attack Vector: Local
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges: Low
  • User Interaction: None
  • Scope (Jump Point): Unchanged / No

3. CVE-2022-24508: Windows SMBv3 Client/Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system and is ‘More Likely’ to be used as an entry point as suggested by Microsoft.  Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Syxscore

  • Vendor Severity: Network
  • CVSS: 8.8
  • Weaponized: No
  • Public Aware: No
  • Countermeasure: Yes – see here

Syxscore Risk

  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges: Low
  • User Interaction: None
  • Scope (Jump Point): Unchanged / No

Syxsense Recommendations

Based on the Vendor Severity and CVSS Score, we have made a few recommendations below which you should prioritize this month. Please pay close attention to any of these which are Publicly Aware and / or Weaponized.

Reference Description Vendor Severity CVSS Score Weaponised Publicly Aware Countermeasure Syxsense Recommended
CVE-2022-23277 Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Critical 8.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-21990 Remote Desktop Client Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 8.8 No Yes No Yes
CVE-2022-24459 Windows Fax and Scan Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.8 No Yes No Yes
CVE-2022-24512 .NET and Visual Studio Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 6.3 No Yes No Yes
CVE-2022-24508 Windows SMBv3 Client/Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 8.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23285 Remote Desktop Client Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 8.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23294 Windows Event Tracing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 8.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24469 Azure Site Recovery Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 8.1 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-22006 HEVC Video Extensions Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Critical 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24501 VP9 Video Extensions Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Critical 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24457 HEIF Image Extensions Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-22007 HEVC Video Extensions Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23301 HEVC Video Extensions Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24452 HEVC Video Extensions Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24453 HEVC Video Extensions Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24456 HEVC Video Extensions Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23266 Microsoft Defender for IoT Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24461 Microsoft Office Visio Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24509 Microsoft Office Visio Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24510 Microsoft Office Visio Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23282 Paint 3D Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23295 Raw Image Extension Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23300 Raw Image Extension Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24451 VP9 Video Extensions Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24507 Windows Ancillary Function Driver for WinSock Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24455 Windows CD-ROM Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23291 Windows DWM Core Library Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23293 Windows Fast FAT File System Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23290 Windows Inking COM Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23296 Windows Installer Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-23299 Windows PDEV Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24454 Windows Security Support Provider Interface Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.8 No No No Yes
CVE-2022-24464 .NET and Visual Studio Denial of Service Vulnerability Important 7.5 No No No
CVE-2022-24522 Skype Extension for Chrome Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important 7.5 No No No
CVE-2022-24467 Azure Site Recovery Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.2 No No No
CVE-2022-24468 Azure Site Recovery Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.2 No No No
CVE-2022-24470 Azure Site Recovery Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.2 No No No
CVE-2022-24471 Azure Site Recovery Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.2 No No No
CVE-2022-24517 Azure Site Recovery Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.2 No No No
CVE-2022-24520 Azure Site Recovery Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.2 No No No
CVE-2022-23265 Microsoft Defender for IoT Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important 7.2 No No No
CVE-2022-23284 Windows Print Spooler Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7.2 No No No
CVE-2022-21967 Xbox Live Auth Manager for Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7 No No No
CVE-2022-24460 Tablet Windows User Interface Application Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7 No No No
CVE-2022-23283 Windows ALPC Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7 No No No
CVE-2022-23287 Windows ALPC Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7 No No No
CVE-2022-24505 Windows ALPC Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7 No No No
CVE-2022-23286 Windows Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7 No No No
CVE-2022-23288 Windows DWM Core Library Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7 No No No
CVE-2022-23298 Windows NT OS Kernel Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7 No No No
CVE-2022-24525 Windows Update Stack Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 7 No No No
CVE-2022-24506 Azure Site Recovery Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 6.5 No No No
CVE-2022-24515 Azure Site Recovery Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 6.5 No No No
CVE-2022-24518 Azure Site Recovery Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 6.5 No No No
CVE-2022-24519 Azure Site Recovery Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important 6.5 No No No
CVE-2020-8927 Brotli Library Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Important 6.5 No No No
CVE-2022-24463 Microsoft Exchange Server Spoofing Vulnerability Important 6.5 No No No
CVE-2022-23253 Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol Denial of Service Vulnerability Important 6.5 No No No
CVE-2022-24526 Visual Studio Code Spoofing Vulnerability Important 6.1 No No No
CVE-2022-23278 Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Spoofing Vulnerability Important 5.9 No No No
CVE-2022-24511 Microsoft Office Word Tampering Vulnerability Important 5.5 No No No
CVE-2022-24462 Microsoft Word Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability Important 5.5 No No No
CVE-2022-23281 Windows Common Log File System Driver Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important 5.5 No No No
CVE-2022-21973 Windows Media Center Update Denial of Service Vulnerability Important 5.5 No No No
CVE-2022-23297 Windows NT Lan Manager Datagram Receiver Driver Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important 5.5 No No No
CVE-2022-24503 Remote Desktop Protocol Client Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important 5.4 No No No
CVE-2022-21975 Windows Hyper-V Denial of Service Vulnerability Important 4.7 No No No
CVE-2022-22010 Media Foundation Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important 4.4 No No No
CVE-2022-24502 Windows HTML Platforms Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability Important 4.3 No No No
CVE-2022-21977 Media Foundation Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important 3.3 No No No
CVE-2022-24465 Microsoft Intune Portal for iOS Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability Important 3.3 No No No

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