January 8, 2013 - Qualys® Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in QualysGuard® to protect organizations against 27 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 2 bulletin(s) announced today by Adobe. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their QualysGuard subscription. Please visit our podcast page for patch tuesday prioritization and summary.
Adobe has released 2 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in Adobe products. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:
|Adobe Flash Player and AIR Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB13-01)|
|SEVERITY: Critical 4|
|QUALYS ID: 120776|
|VENDOR REFERENCE: APSB13-01|
|CVE REFERENCE: CVE-2013-0630|
|CVSS SCORES: Base 9.3 | Temporal 6.9|
|THREAT: Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia application for multiple platforms.
Adobe has released an update to resolve a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-0630).
|IMPACT: The vulnerability could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.|
|SOLUTION: The vendor has released updates to fix the vulnerabilities. Refer to Adobe advisory APSB13-01 for further details.|
|Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB13-02)|
|SEVERITY: Critical 4|
|QUALYS ID: 120777|
|VENDOR REFERENCE: APSB13-02|
|CVE REFERENCE: CVE-2013-0601,CVE-2013-0602,CVE-2013-0603,CVE-2013-0604,CVE-2013-0605,CVE-2013-0606,CVE-2013-0607,CVE-2013-0608,CVE-2013-0609,CVE-2013-0610,CVE-2013-0611,CVE-2013-0612,CVE-2013-0613,CVE-2013-0614,CVE-2013-0615,CVE-2013-0616,CVE-2013-0617,CVE-2013-0618,CVE-2013-0619,CVE-2013-0620,CVE-2013-0621,CVE-2013-0622,CVE-2013-0623,CVE-2013-0624,CVE-2013-0626,CVE-2013-0627|
|CVSS SCORES: Base 10 | Temporal 7.4|
|THREAT: Adobe Acrobat and Reader are applications for handling PDF files. Adobe Acrobat and Reader are prone to a variety of buffer overflow and memory corruption vulnerabilities.
|IMPACT: If this vulnerability is successfully exploited, an attacker can execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user viewing a Web page or opening a PDF file.|
|SOLUTION: Users on Windows and Macintosh can utilize the Adobe product's update mechanism. The default configuration is set to run automatic update checks on a regular schedule. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.
Refer to Adobe Security Bulletin ABSB13-02 for more information.
This new vulnerability check is included in Qualys vulnerability signatures 2.2.330-4. Each QualysGuard account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the QualysGuard HOME menu, select the Account Info tab.
SELECTIVE SCAN INSTRUCTIONS USING QUALYSGUARD:
To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:
- Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
- Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
Enable the following Qualys IDs:
- If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
- If you would like to be notified if QualysGuard is unable to logon to a host (if Authentication fails), also include QID 105015.
In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Matrix Report, available from the QualysGuard HOME page.
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