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Not Your Usual Patch Tuesday: Rare Patch for Legacy Systems

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Not Your Usual Patch Tuesday: May Updates

May includes a rare but urgent patch for previously unsupported versions: Windows XP, 7 and Server 2003.

Microsoft has released a security fix for several unsupported versions of Windows, including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. If you are a user of either of those systems, you need to patch now.

The vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, is a potentially ‘wormable’ flaw that could result in a malware attack like WannaCry. To exploit the vulnerability “an attacker would need to send a specially crafted request to the target systems Remote Desktop Service via RDP,” Microsoft officials noted.

“The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) itself is not vulnerable. This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction. In other words, the vulnerability is ‘wormable’, meaning that any future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer in a similar way as the WannaCry malware spread across the globe in 2017,” explains Microsoft officials in today’s Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) blog post.

Even though unsupported, Windows 7, XP, and Server 2003, still account for over 35% of the Microsoft-based installations. This vulnerability could potentially affect over 400 million PCs worldwide.

Desktop Windows Version Market Share Worldwide - April 2019

Additionally, Remote Desktop alone has already been recognized as an insecure method of remote connection, whether using VPN or not.

An IT solution like Syxsense will facilitate a comprehensive patching strategy as well as offer a fully-encrypted Remote Control to ensure all systems are up to date and protected.

Organizations must act now and implement a proactive approach to securing their networks. An IT solution like Syxsense will facilitate a comprehensive patching strategy to ensure all systems are up to date.

Patch Tuesday Release

Microsoft have released 79 patches today covering IE, Edge, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, Azure, Windows and Office. There are 22 rated Critical and 57 are Important. In this release there are no Moderate or Low in severity, but this is up over last month’s release of 74 updates, so will keep you even busier than April.

Publicly Known & Active Exploits: Prioritize Now

Two of the updates CVE-2019-0863 and CVE-2019-0932 are “Publicly Discovered” where CVE-2019-0863 is already reported to be used in the wild where they are able to run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with administrator privileges – you must prioritise them now.

Robert Brown, Director of Services for Verismic said, “To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker must first gain unprivileged execution on a victims operating system which given the number of Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities in this release makes this specific vulnerability your number 1 priority.”

Adobe Updates

Adobe have released a shockingly huge release this month, counting up to 84 updates for Reader and Acrobat. All updates are Critical or Important priority 2 meaning IT Admins should install these updates within the next 30 days.

Patch Tuesday Release

Verismic Recommended CVE Identity Description / Type Severity Publicly Discovered Actively Being Exploited
Yes CVE-2019-0863 Windows Error Reporting Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important Yes Yes
Yes CVE-2019-0932 Skype for Android Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important Yes No
Yes CVE-2019-0912 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0913 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0914 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0915 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0916 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0917 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0922 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0924 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0925 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0927 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0933 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0937 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0903 GDI+ Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0929 Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0940 Microsoft Browser Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0926 Microsoft Edge Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0953 Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0708 Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0884 Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0911 Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0918 Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Critical No No
Yes CVE-2019-0725 Windows DHCP Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Critical No No
CVE-2019-0980 .NET Core Denial of Service Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0982 .NET Core Denial of Service Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0820 .NET Framework and .NET Core Denial of Service Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0981 .Net Framework and .Net Core Denial of Service Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0864 .NET Framework Denial of Service Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-1000 Azure AD Connect Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0727 Diagnostic Hub Standard Collector, Visual Studio Standard Collector Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0938 Microsoft Edge Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0957 Microsoft SharePoint Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0958 Microsoft SharePoint Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0942 Unified Write Filter Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0892 Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0734 Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0936 Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0881 Windows Kernel Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0707 Windows NDIS Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0931 Windows Storage Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0971 Azure DevOps Server and Team Foundation Server Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0930 Internet Explorer Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0956 Microsoft SharePoint Server Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0819 Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0758 Windows GDI Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0882 Windows GDI Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0961 Windows GDI Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0886 Windows Hyper-V Information Disclosure Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0923 Chakra Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0889 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0890 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0891 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0893 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0894 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0895 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0896 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0897 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0898 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0899 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0900 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0901 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0902 Jet Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0945 Microsoft Office Access Connectivity Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0946 Microsoft Office Access Connectivity Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0947 Microsoft Office Access Connectivity Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0952 Microsoft SharePoint Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0885 Windows OLE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0995 Internet Explorer Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-1008 Microsoft Dynamics On-Premise Security Feature Bypass Important No No
CVE-2019-0733 Windows Defender Application Control Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0921 Internet Explorer Spoofing Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0949 Microsoft SharePoint Spoofing Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0950 Microsoft SharePoint Spoofing Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0951 Microsoft SharePoint Spoofing Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0976 NuGet Package Manager Tampering Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0872 Azure DevOps Server and Team Foundation Server Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0979 Azure DevOps Server and Team Foundation Server Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability Important No No
CVE-2019-0963 Microsoft Office SharePoint XSS Vulnerability Important No No

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