Patch Tuesday release includes 13 bulletins

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Feb 10, 2010

26 vulnerabilities featured in sizeable update set.

After a relatively quiet January, administrators are faced with a hefty workload this week as Microsoft's monthly Patch Tuesday security release featured 13 updates covering 26 separate issues with Windows and other Microsoft software.

In five bulletins labelled 'Critical', remote code execution problems with TCP/IP, SMB clients, Windows Shell Handler, DirectShow and ActiveX are all fixed. Of the remaining eight, one, in the once-ubiquitous Paint, is labelled only 'moderate', despite also allowing remote code execution, while those described as 'important' include a fix for six separate issues with PowerPoint, and other updates for the Windows Kernel, Kerberos, SMB Server, the Client-Server Runtime Subsystem, the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V system, and Microsoft Office, this last issue again allowing remote code execution and treated as more serious by other security watchers including SANS, who graded it as 'Critical' for clients along with the PowerPoint and Paint problems.

There were no accompanying updates from Adobe this month, as its fixes are scheduled for quarterly release and last month saw a bumper crop, but the company behind Flash and the world's most popular PDF viewer has come under increasing fire for its record on vulnerabilities of late, with many new year reports predicting an increase in the growth of malware using PDF and Flash exploits.

Another software giant, Oracle, announced an out-of-band update to fix some serious security holes in its WebLogic solution last week - details can be found here.

Microsoft's security bulletins can be found here, with a summary from SANS here. Comment on the release can be found at The Register here, with more on Adobe's woes here and details of the Oracle update here.

Posted on 10 February 2010 by Virus Bulletin

twitter.png
fb.png
linkedin.png
googleplus.png
reddit.png

 

Latest posts:

Red Eyes threat group targets North Korean defectors

A research paper by AhnLab researcher Minseok Cha looks at the activities of the Red Eyes threat group (also known as Group 123 and APT 37), whose targets include North Korean defectors, as well as journalists and human rights defenders focused on…

VB announces Threat Intelligence Summit to take place during VB2018

We are very excited to announce a special summit, as part of VB2018, that will be dedicated to all aspects of threat intelligence.

VB2018 Small Talk: An industry approach for unwanted software criteria and clean requirements

An industry approach for defining and detecting unwanted software to be presented and discussed at the Virus Bulletin conference.

VB2018 call for last-minute papers opened

The call for last-minute papers for VB2018 is now open. Submit before 2 September to have your abstract considered for one of the nine slots reserved for 'hot' research.

VB2017 paper and update: Browser attack points still abused by banking trojans

At VB2017, ESET researchers Peter Kálnai and Michal Poslušný looked at how banking malware interacts with browsers. Today we publish their paper, share the video of their presentation, and also publish a guest blog post from Peter, in which he…

We have placed cookies on your device in order to improve the functionality of this site, as outlined in our cookies policy. However, you may delete and block all cookies from this site and your use of the site will be unaffected. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to Virus Bulletin's use of data as outlined in our privacy policy.