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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, October 2017

October is here and brings with it patches for 62 CVEs and a handful of additional advisories. 28 of the vulnerabilities patched are rated "Critical" and 34 are rated "Important". The largest number of vulnerabilities patched (18 total) reside in the Microsoft Scripting engine, which is primarily responsible for executing Javascript and VBscript embedded in websites. Also on the "Critical" list is a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in the Windows SMB protocol. While there is no known exploit for the vulnerability right now, it was a similar vulnerability that WannaCry piggybacked on earlier this year. Other vulnerabilities on the "Critical" list affect the Microsoft DNSAPI, so be aware of this if you run Microsoft's DNS service, as well as RCE vulnerabilities in the Graphics Engine.

On the list of vulnerabilities rated as "Important", common software like Internet Explorer, Edge, Skype for Business and Microsoft Office are patched. Patches for general Windows components are also listed including some Privilege Escalation vulnerabilities that malware often uses to execute at a higher privilege like Administrator or System.



Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability
CVE-2017-11813, CVE-2017-11822
Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Graphics Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
CVE-2017-11762, CVE-2017-11763
Remote Code Execution

Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability
CVE-2017-11797, CVE-2017-11792, CVE-2017-11793, CVE-2017-11796, CVE-2017-11798, CVE-2017-11799, CVE-2017-11800, CVE-2017-11801, CVE-2017-11802, CVE-2017-11804, CVE-2017-11805, CVE-2017-11806, CVE-2017-11807, CVE-2017-11808, CVE-2017-11809, CVE-2017-11810, CVE-2017-11811, CVE-2017-11812, CVE-2017-11821
Remote Code Execution

Vulnerability in TPM could allow Security Feature Bypass
Security Feature Bypass

Windows DNSAPI Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Remote Code Execution

Windows Search Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Remote Code Execution

Windows Shell Memory Corruption Vulnerability
CVE-2017-8727, CVE-2017-11819
Remote Code Execution

Windows SMB Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Remote Code Execution



Internet Explorer Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Information Disclosure

Microsoft Edge Information Disclosure Vulnerability
CVE-2017-11794, CVE-2017-8726
Information Disclosure

Microsoft Graphics Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Information Disclosure

Microsoft JET Database Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
CVE-2017-8717, CVE-2017-8718
Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
CVE-2017-11826, CVE-2017-11825
Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Office SharePoint XSS Vulnerability
CVE-2017-11775, CVE-2017-11777, CVE-2017-11820
Elevation of Privilege

Microsoft Outlook Vulnerability
CVE-2017-11776, CVE-2017-11774
Information Disclosure, Security Feature Bypass

Microsoft Search Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Information Disclosure

Microsoft Windows Security Feature Bypass
Security Feature Bypass

Optional Windows NTLM SSO authentication changes
Information Disclosure

Skype for Business Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
Elevation of Privilege

TRIE Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Remote Code Execution

Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
CVE-2017-8689, CVE-2017-8694
Elevation of Privilege

Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
Elevation of Privilege

Windows GDI Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Information Disclosure

Windows Graphics Component Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
Elevation of Privilege

Windows Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Information Disclosure

Windows Kernel Information Disclosure Vulnerability
CVE-2017-11765, CVE-2017-11784, CVE-2017-11785, CVE-2017-11814
Information Disclosure

Windows Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability
Security Feature Bypass

Windows Server 2008 Defense in Depth

Windows SMB Vulnerability
CVE-2017-11781, CVE-2017-11782, CVE-2017-11815
Information Disclosure

Windows Storage Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability
Security Feature Bypass

Windows Subsystem for Linux Denial of Service Vulnerability
Denial of Service

Windows Update Delivery Optimization Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
Elevation of Privilege


No Risk Rating

Office Defense in Depth Update

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