Critical Patches Issued for Microsoft Products, June 13, 2017

ITS Advisory Number: 
2017-057 - UPDATED
Date(s) Issued: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Date Updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Subject: 
Critical Patches Issued for Microsoft Products, June 13, 2017
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft products, the most severe of which could allow for remote code execution. Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

Systems Affected: 
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Microsoft Windows: 7, 8.1, RT 8.1, 10

  • Microsoft Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

  • Microsoft Windows Server Core Installations: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

  • Microsoft Project Server 2013

  • Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010

  • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016

  • Skype for Business 2016

  • Microsoft Silverlight 5

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007

  • Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013, 2016

June 14, 2017 - UPDATED SYSTEM AFFECTED:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 8
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
Medium
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
Medium
Home Users: 
Low
Description: 

Microsoft Products are prone to multiple vulnerabilities, the most severe of which could allow for remote code execution.

A full list of all vulnerabilities can be found at the link below.

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance

Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights. 

June 14, 2017 - UPDATED DESCRIPTION:

Microsoft has released security patches for end-of-life versions of Windows that are affected by critical vulnerabilities related to the release of exploits by The Shadow Brokers.

This updated patch may not automatically appear in Windows Server Update Services for end of life systems and may require manual download. For more information on how to apply the security patches manually to End of Life systems, review the Microsoft links in the Updated References section of this advisory.

Actions: 
  • After appropriate testing, immediately apply patches provided by Microsoft to vulnerable systems.

  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.

  • Remind users not to visit websites or follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

  • Inform and educate users regarding the threats posed by hypertext links contained in emails or attachments especially from untrusted sources.

  • Apply the Principle of Least Privilege to all systems and services.