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Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 14

Qualys® Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against vulnerabilities that were announced today. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit our blog to see how to prioritize remediation.

Non-Qualys customers can audit their network for these and other vulnerabilites by signing up for a Qualys Free Trial, or trying our FreeScan Service.

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This new vulnerability check is included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.2.199-3. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.

SELECTIVE SCAN INSTRUCTIONS USING QUALYS:

To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:

  1. Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
  2. Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
  3. Enable the following Qualys IDs:
    • 100125
    • 90825
    • 90829
    • 90826
    • 90827
    • 110190
    • 74254
    • 110189
    • 90828
  4. If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
  5. If you would like to be notified if Qualys is unable to log on 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 Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.

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  • Adobe Reader and Acrobat Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB12-16)

    Severity: Critical
     
     
     
     
     
    4

    Qualys ID: 120295

    Vendor Reference: APSB12-16

    CVE Reference: CVE-2012-1525,CVE-2012-2049, CVE-2012-2050,CVE-2012-2051, CVE-2012-4147,CVE-2012-4148, CVE-2012-4149,CVE-2012-4150, CVE-2012-4151,CVE-2012-4152, CVE-2012-4153,CVE-2012-4154, CVE-2012-4155,CVE-2012-4156, CVE-2012-4157,CVE-2012-4158, CVE-2012-4159,CVE-2012-4160, CVE-2012-4161,CVE-2012-4162

    CVSS Scores: Base 9.3, Temporal 6.9

    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.

    Affected Softwares:
    Adobe Reader X (10.1.3) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Reader 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.3) and earlier 10.x versions for Windows and Macintosh
    Adobe Acrobat 9.5.1 and earlier 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh

    Note: Previously this was an iDefense exclusive vulnerability with iDefense ID: 771072.

    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:
    Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader X (10.1.4) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Reader X (10.1.4). For users of Adobe Reader 9.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, who cannot update to Adobe Reader X (10.1.4), Adobe has made available the update Adobe Reader 9.5.2. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.4) for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.4). Adobe recommends users of Adobe Acrobat 9.5 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh update to Adobe Acrobat 9.5.2.

    Refer to Adobe Security Bulletin ABSB12-16 for more information.

  • Adobe Shockwave Player Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB12-17)

    Severity: Critical
     
     
     
     
     
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    Qualys ID: 120409

    Vendor Reference: APSB12-17

    CVE Reference: CVE-2012-2043,CVE-2012-2044, CVE-2012-2045,CVE-2012-2046, CVE-2012-

    CVSS Scores: Base 9.3, Temporal 6.9

    Threat:
    Adobe Shockwave Player is a multimedia player available for multiple platforms. It is prone to the following vulnerabilities:

    Multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities that could lead to code execution.

    Affected Versions:
    Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.5.635 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh.

    Impact:
    Successfully exploiting these vulnerabilities might allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
    Solution:
    The vendor has released an update to resolve this issue. Adobe recommends Shockwave Player users install Shockwave Player version 11.6.6.636. The updated version is available for download at the Shockwave Player Download site.

    Refer to the vendor advisory APSB12-17 to obtain additional details about these vulnerabilities.

  • Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (APSB12-18)

    Severity: Urgent
     
     
     
     
     
    5

    Qualys ID: 120408

    Vendor Reference: APSB12-18

    CVE Reference: CVE-2012-1535

    CVSS Scores: Base 9.3, Temporal 8.1

    Threat:

    Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia application for multiple platforms.

    Adobe Flash Player is exposed to a vulnerability (CVE-2012-1535) that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

    Adobe reports that the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild in limited targeted attacks, distributed through a malicious Word document. The exploit targets the ActiveX version of Flash Player for Internet Explorer on Windows.

    Impact:
    Exploitation could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service or cause arbitrary execution of code to take control of a vulnerable system.
    Solution:
    Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.270 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.271.

    Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.236 and earlier versions for Linux should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.238.

    Refer to vendor advisory APSB12-18 for more information.

This new vulnerability check is included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.2.199-3. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.

SELECTIVE SCAN INSTRUCTIONS USING QUALYS:

To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:

  1. Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
  2. Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
  3. Enable the following Qualys IDs:
    • 120295
    • 120409
    • 120408
  4. If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
  5. If you would like to be notified if Qualys is unable to log on 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 Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.

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https://www.qualys.com/support

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