Vulnerability Management

Oracle Java Critical Patch Update June 2013 Review

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Oracle has provide his Java Critical Patch Update (CPU) for June 2013 who has been released on Tuesday, June 18. On the 40 security vulnerabilities fixed in this CPU, 37 of them may be remotely exploitable. The highest CVSS Base Score for vulnerabilities in this CPU is 10.0.

As you may know Oracle is using CVSS 2.0 (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) in order to score the reported vulnerabilities. But as you also may know security researchers disagree with the usage of CVSS by Oracle. Oracle play with CVSS score by creating a “Partial+” impact rating how don’t exist in CVSS 2.0, and by interpreting the “Complete” rating in a different way than defined in CVSS 2.0.

Affected products are:

  • JDK and JRE 7 Update 21 and earlier
  • JDK and JRE 6 Update 45 and earlier
  • JDK and JRE 5.0 Update 45 and earlier
  • JavaFX 2.2.21 and earlier

11 of the vulnerabilities have a CVSS base score of 10.0, 20 of the vulnerabilities have a high CVSS base score (CVSS => 7.0), 18 of the vulnerabilities have a medium CVSS base score (CVSS >= 4.0 < 7.0) and 2 of the vulnerabilities has a low CVSS base score (CVSS < 4.0). Also 33 of the vulnerabilities affects Java SE 6 and 38 of the vulnerabilities are affecting Java SE 7.

APSB13-16 – Adobe Flash June 2013 Security Bulletin Review

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Adobe has release, the June 11th 2013, during his June Patch Tuesday, one Adobe Flash security bulletin dealing with one vulnerability. This security bulletin has a Critical severity rating. The associated vulnerability has a 10.0 CVSS base score.

APSB13-16 – Adobe Flash June 2013 Security Bulletin Review

APSB13-16 is concerning :

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 and earlier versions for Windows
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.203 and earlier versions for Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.285 and earlier versions for Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.58 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.54 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
  • Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1860 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1860 and earlier versions for Android
  • Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1860 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions

CVE-2013-3343 (10.0 CVSS base score), was discovered and privately reported by Mateusz Jurczyk and Ben Hawkes of the Google Security Team.

Microsoft June 2013 Patch Tuesday Review

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Microsoft has release, June 11th 2013, during his June Patch Tuesday, one updated security advisory, one new security advisory and five security bulletins. On the five security bulletins one of them has a Critical security rating.

Microsoft Security Advisory 2755801

MSA-2755801,released during September 2012, has been updated. The security advisory is regarding updates for vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10. KB2847928 has been released for supported editions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows RT. The update addresses the vulnerabilities described in Adobe Security bulletin APSB13-16.

Microsoft Security Advisory 2854544

MSA-2854544 concern improvements of cryptography and digital certificate handling in Windows. KB2813430 expand Certificate Trust List (CTL) functionality for managing private PKI environments on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows RT.

MS13-047 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

MS13-047 security update, classified as Critical, allowing remote code execution, is the fix for nineteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, and Internet Explorer 10. CVE-2013-3126 (2.0 CVSS base score) and CVE-2013-3123 (9.3 CVSS base score) were discovered and privately reported by Aniway.Anyway@gmail.com, working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative. CVE-2013-3110 (9.3 CVSS base score) was discovered and privately reported by Scott Bell of Security-Assessment.com. CVE-2013-3111 (9.3 CVSS base score) and CVE-2013-3120 (9.3 CVSS base score) were discovered and privately reported by SkyLined, working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative. CVE-2013-3112 (9.3 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3121 (9.3 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3122 (9.3 CVSS base score) and CVE-2013-3141 (9.3 CVSS base score) were discovered and privately reported by anonymous researcher’s, working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative. CVE-2013-3113 (9.3 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3114 (9.3 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3116 (9.3 CVSS base score) and CVE-2013-3117 (9.3 CVSS base score) were discovered and privately reported by Ivan Fratric and Ben Hawkes of the Google Security Team. CVE-2013-3118 (9.3 CVSS base score) and CVE-2013-3125 (9.3 CVSS base score) were discovered and privately reported by Omair, working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative. CVE-2013-3119 (9.3 CVSS base score) was discovered and privately reported by Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security, working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative. CVE-2013-3124 (9.3 CVSS base score) and CVE-2013-3125 (9.3 CVSS base score) were discovered and privately reported by Omair, working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative, and by Amol Naik also working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative. CVE-2013-3139 (9.3 CVSS base score) was discovered and privately reported by an unknown security researcher. CVE-2013-3142 (9.3 CVSS base score) was discovered and privately reported by Toan Pham Van, working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative.

MS13-048 Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Information Disclosure

MS13-048 security update, classified as Important, allowing information disclosure, is the fix for one privately reported vulnerability in Windows Kernel. CVE-2013-3136 (4.4 CVSS base score) was discovered and privately reported by Mateusz “j00ru” Jurczyk of Google Inc.

MS13-049 Vulnerability in Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Denial of Service

MS13-049 security update, classified as Important, allowing denial of service, is the fix for one privately reported vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver. CVE-2013-3138 (7.1 CVSS base score) was discovered and privately reported by an anonymous security researcher.

MS13-050 Vulnerability in Windows Print Spooler Components Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

MS13-050 security update, classified as Important, allowing elevation of privilege, is the fix for one privately reported vulnerability in Windows Print Spooler Components. CVE-2013-1339 (9.0 CVSS base score) was discovered and privately reported by an anonymous security researcher.

MS13-051 Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution

MS13-051 security update, classified as Important, allowing remote code execution, is the fix for one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. CVE-2013-1331 (9.3 CVSS base score) was discovered and privately reported by Andrew Lyons and Neel Mehta of Google Inc.

APSB13-14 – Adobe Flash May 2013 Security Bulletin Review

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Adobe has release, the May 14th 2013, during his May Patch Tuesday, one Adobe Flash security bulletin dealing with 13 vulnerabilities. This security bulletin has a Critical severity rating. The associated vulnerabilities have all a 10.0 CVSS base score.

APSB13-14 – Adobe Flash May 2013 Security Bulletin Review

APSB13-14 is concerning :

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.280 and earlier versions for Linux
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.54 and earlier versions for Android 4.x
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.50 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x
  • Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1530 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
  • Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1660 and earlier versions for Android
  • Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1530 SDK & Compiler and earlier versions

CVE-2013-2728 (10.0 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3324 (10.0 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3325 (10.0 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3326 (10.0 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3327 (10.0 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3328 (10.0 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3329 (10.0 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3330 (10.0 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3331 (10.0 CVSS base score) and CVE-2013-3332 (10.0 CVSS base score) were discovered and privately reported by Mateusz Jurczyk and Ben Hawkes of the Google Security Team.

CVE-2013-3333 (10.0 CVSS base score), CVE-2013-3334 (10.0 CVSS base score) and CVE-2013-3335 (10.0 CVSS base score) were discovered and privately reported by Mateusz Jurczyk, Gynvael Coldwind, and Fermin Serna of the Google Security Team.

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