Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Risk

Microsoft Closes Five Holes In IE With Patch Tuesday Update

Five other patches issued; two rate as 'critical'

Microsoft today patched a recently published flaw in Internet Explorer -- as well as four other vulnerabilities that hadn't been disclosed yet.

In its monthly Patch Tuesday security bulletin, Microsoft said it has fixed a total of five holes in IE, one of the Web's most popular hacking targets.

"This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer," Microsoft said. "The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer."

"There is one vulnerability patched with this bulletin that administrators should pay close attention to," says Jason Miller, data and security team leader at Shavlik Technologies. "The vulnerability specifically deals with malicious Active X controls that were built with a vulnerable ATL. The ATL vulnerability prompted an out-of-band release earlier this year from Microsoft." That advisory expires if users install the new patches, Miller noted.

The major IE patch should be a sign to enterprises that they need to move quickly to IE 8 or Firefox, says Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys.

"[The patches] should put the task of getting users off IE 6/7 on the top of IT admins' New Year's resolutions for 2010," Kandek says. "They have to be migrated to a more modern browser, with the most viable options being IE 8 with its well-known patching mechanism or Firefox 3 with its more aggressive patching schedule."

Microsoft also patched a privately-reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office Project. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Project file, the company said.

"An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system," Microsoft said. "An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights." The patch is rated "critical" for Microsoft Project 2000 Service Release 1 and "important" for Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 1, and Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 3.

Microsoft issued four other patches in its Patch Tuesday bulletin, one "critical" and three "important." Details on the patches can be found in the security bulletin.

Have a comment on this story? Please click "Discuss" below. If you'd like to contact Dark Reading's editors directly, send us a message.

Tim Wilson is Editor in Chief and co-founder of Dark Reading.com, UBM Tech's online community for information security professionals. He is responsible for managing the site, assigning and editing content, and writing breaking news stories. Wilson has been recognized as one ... View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Can Your Patching Strategy Keep Up with the Demands of Open Source?
Tim Mackey, Principal Security Strategist, CyRC, at Synopsys,  6/18/2019
Florida Town Pays $600K to Ransomware Operators
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  6/20/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Building and Managing an IT Security Operations Program
As cyber threats grow, many organizations are building security operations centers (SOCs) to improve their defenses. In this Tech Digest you will learn tips on how to get the most out of a SOC in your organization - and what to do if you can't afford to build one.
Flash Poll
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
The State of IT Operations and Cybersecurity Operations
Your enterprise's cyber risk may depend upon the relationship between the IT team and the security team. Heres some insight on what's working and what isn't in the data center.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-12957
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-25
In Xpdf 4.01.01, a buffer over-read could be triggered in FoFiType1C::convertToType1 in fofi/FoFiType1C.cc when the index number is larger than the charset array bounds. It can, for example, be triggered by sending a crafted PDF document to the pdftops tool. It allows an attacker to use a crafted pd...
CVE-2019-12958
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-25
In Xpdf 4.01.01, a heap-based buffer over-read could be triggered in FoFiType1C::convertToType0 in fofi/FoFiType1C.cc when it is trying to access the second privateDicts array element, because the privateDicts array has only one element allocated.
CVE-2019-12951
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-24
An issue was discovered in Mongoose before 6.15. The parse_mqtt() function in mg_mqtt.c has a critical heap-based buffer overflow.
CVE-2019-10689
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-24
VVX products using UCS software version 5.9.2 and earlier with Better Together over Ethernet Connector (BToE) application version 3.9.1 and earlier provides insufficient authentication between the BToE application and the BToE component, resulting in leakage of sensitive information.
CVE-2019-12346
PUBLISHED: 2019-06-24
In the miniOrange SAML SP Single Sign On plugin before 4.8.73 for WordPress, the SAML Login Endpoint is vulnerable to XSS via a specially crafted SAMLResponse XML post.