Microsoft And Adobe Patches Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Microsoft and Adobe Security Patch
Microsoft and Adobe Security Patch

Microsoft And Adobe Fixes Critical Vulnerabilities and Released Security Updates.

For Microsoft, Patches 99 Security vulnerabilities

Microsoft security released February Tuesday Patch updates for the following software’s.

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Edge (EdgeHTML-based)
  • Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
  • ChakraCore
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
  • Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
  • Windows Surface Hub

According to security advisory, 12 vulnerabilities are in critical severity and 87 are important.

Some CVE’s with details are as follow

  • CVE-2020-0618 | Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services when it incorrectly handles page requests. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute code in the context of the Report Server service account.

To exploit the vulnerability, an authenticated attacker would need to submit a specially crafted page request to an affected Reporting Services instance.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying how the Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services handles page requests.

  • CVE-2020-0696 | Microsoft Outlook Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

A security feature bypass vulnerability exists in Microsoft Outlook software when it improperly handles the parsing of URI formats. The security feature bypass by itself does not allow arbitrary code execution. However, to successfully exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would have to use it in conjunction with another vulnerability, such as a remote code execution vulnerability, to take advantage of the security feature bypass vulnerability and run arbitrary code.

To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would have to convince a user to open a specially crafted URI with an affected version of Microsoft Outlook software.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Outlook handles the parsing of URI formats.

  • CVE-2020-0759 | Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel software when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of the affected system.

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 users who operate with administrative user rights.

Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Excel. In an email attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending the specially crafted file to the user and convincing the user to open the file.

In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website (or leverage a compromised website that accepts or hosts user-provided content) containing a specially crafted file designed to exploit the vulnerability. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit the website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to click a link, typically by way of an enticement in an email or instant message, and then convince them to open the specially crafted file.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Excel handles objects in memory.

Adobe Patches 42 Security Vulnerabilities

The Adobe patches security vulnerabilities for its following products.

  • Adobe Framemaker
  • Adobe Acrobat and Reader
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Digital Edition
  • Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Framework
dobe has released a security update for Adobe Framemaker. This update addresses multiple critical vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

Adobe Flash Player
Found Arbitrary Code Execution Critical Vulnerability

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS

Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe has released a security update for Adobe Digital Editions. This update resolves a critical and an important vulnerability. Successful exploitation could lead to Arbitrary Code Execution and Information Disclosure respectively in the context of the current user.

Adobe Experience Manager(AEM)
Adobe has released security hotfixes for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). These hotfixes resolve a vulnerability in AEM versions 6.5 and 6.4 rated Important. Successful exploitation could result in a denial-of-service condition in category Uncontrolled Resource Consumption.

AEM versions 6.3 and below are not impacted by this issue.

Adobe Acrobat and Reader
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. These updates address critical, important and moderate vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

Adobe recommends users update their software installations to the latest versions by following the instructions below.

The latest product versions are available to end users via one of the following methods:

Users can update their product installations manually by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

The products will update automatically, without requiring user intervention, when updates are detected.

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