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October 2010 Microsoft Black Tuesday Summary

Published: 2010-10-12
Last Updated: 2011-01-24 23:29:52 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 2)
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Overview of the October 2010 Microsoft Patches and their status.
 

# Affected Contra Indications Known Exploits Microsoft rating ISC rating(*)
clients servers
MS10-071 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (Replaces MS10-053 )
Internet Explorer
CVE-2010-0808
CVE-2010-3243
CVE-2010-3324
CVE-2010-3325
CVE-2010-3326
CVE-2010-3327
CVE-2010-3328
CVE-2010-3329
CVE-2010-3330
CVE-2010-3331
KB 2360131 CVE-2010-3325 and CVE-2010-3324 have been disclosed publicly. Severity:Critical
Exploitability: ?,3,3,3,1,?,1,3,1
Critical Important
MS10-072 Vulnerabilities in SafeHTML (Replaces MS10-039 )
Internet Explorer
CVE-2010-3243
CVE-2010-3324
KB 2412048 CVE-2010-3324 has been disclosed publicly. Severity:Important
Exploitability: 3,3
Less urgent Important
MS10-073 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers (Replaces MS10-048 )
Kernel Mode Drivers
CVE-2010-2549
CVE-2010-2743
CVE-2010-2744
KB 981957 CVE-2010-2743 has been disclosed publicly and is currently being exploited in the Internet ecosystem. CVE-2010-2544 and CVE-2010-2749 have also been disclosed publicly. Severity:Important
Exploitability: 3,1,1
Important Important
MS10-074 Vulnerability in Microsoft Foundation Classes (Replaces MS07-012 )
Foundation Classes
CVE-2010-3227
KB 2387149 No known exploits. Severity:Moderate
Exploitability: ?
Important Important
MS10-075 Vulnerability Media Player Network Sharing Service
Media Player Network Sharing Service
CVE-2010-3225
KB 2281679 no known exploits. Severity:Critical
Exploitability: 1
Critical Important
MS10-076 Vulnerability in the Embedded OpenType Font Engine
OpenType Font Engine
CVE-2010-1883
KB 982132 No known exploits. Severity:Critical
Exploitability: 1
Critical Important
MS10-077 Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution
.NET Framework
CVE-2010-3228
KB 2160841 No known exploits. Severity:Critical
Exploitability: 1
Critical PATCH NOW!
MS10-078 Vulnerabilities in the OpenType Font (OTF) Format Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (Replaces MS10-037 )
OpenType Font (OTF)
CVE-2010-2740
CVE-2010-2741
KB 2279986 No known exploits. Severity:Important
Exploitability: 1,1
Critical Important
MS10-079 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (Replaces MS09-068 MS10-056 )

Microsoft Word
CVE-2010-3214
CVE-2010-3216

KB 2293194 No known exploits. Severity:Important
Exploitability: 1,1
Critical Important
MS10-080 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (Replaces MS10-038 MS10-057 )
Excel
CVE-2010-3232
CVE-2010-3234
CVE-2010-3235
CVE-2010-3236
CVE-2010-3238
CVE-2010-3239
KB 2293211 No known exploits. Severity:Important
Exploitability: 1,1,1,1,1,1
Important Important
MS10-081 Comctl32 Heap Overflow Vulnerability
Comctl32
CVE-2010-2746
KB 2296011 No known exploits. Severity:Important
Exploitability: 1
Critical Important
MS10-082 Vulnerability in Windows Media Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (Replaces MS10-027 )
Microsoft Windows
CVE-2010-2745
KB 2378111 No known exploits. Severity:Important
Exploitability: 1
PATCH NOW! Critical
MS10-083 Vulnerability in COM Validation in Windows Shell and WordPad Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Internet Explorer
CVE-2010-1263
KB 2405882 No known exploits. Severity:Important
Exploitability: 1
PATCH NOW! Critical
MS10-084 Vulnerability in Windows Local Procedure Call Could Cause Elevation of Privilege (Replaces MS10-066 )
Microsoft Windows
CVE-2010-3222
KB 2360937 This vulnerability has been disclosed publicly. Severity:Important
Exploitability: 1
Critical Important
MS10-085 Vulnerability in SChannel Could Allow Denial of Service (Replaces MS10-049 )
Microsoft Windows, IIS
CVE-2010-3229
KB 2183461 No known exploits. Severity:Important
Exploitability: 3
Important Important
MS10-086 Vulnerability in Windows Shared Cluster Disks Could Allow Tampering
Microsoft Windows KB 2294255 No known exploits. Severity:Moderate
Exploitability: ?
Important Important
We will update issues on this page for about a week or so as they evolve.
We appreciate updates
US based customers can call Microsoft for free patch related support on 1-866-PCSAFETY
(*): ISC rating
  • We use 4 levels:
    • PATCH NOW: Typically used where we see immediate danger of exploitation. Typical environments will want to deploy these patches ASAP. Workarounds are typically not accepted by users or are not possible. This rating is often used when typical deployments make it vulnerable and exploits are being used or easy to obtain or make.
    • Critical: Anything that needs little to become "interesting" for the dark side. Best approach is to test and deploy ASAP. Workarounds can give more time to test.
    • Important: Things where more testing and other measures can help.
    • Less Urgent: Typically we expect the impact if left unpatched to be not that big a deal in the short term. Do not forget them however.
  • The difference between the client and server rating is based on how you use the affected machine. We take into account the typical client and server deployment in the usage of the machine and the common measures people typically have in place already. Measures we presume are simple best practices for servers such as not using outlook, MSIE, word etc. to do traditional office or leisure work.
  • The rating is not a risk analysis as such. It is a rating of importance of the vulnerability and the perceived or even predicted threat for affected systems. The rating does not account for the number of affected systems there are. It is for an affected system in a typical worst-case role.
  • Only the organization itself is in a position to do a full risk analysis involving the presence (or lack of) affected systems, the actually implemented measures, the impact on their operation and the value of the assets involved.
  • All patches released by a vendor are important enough to have a close look if you use the affected systems. There is little incentive for vendors to publicize patches that do not have some form of risk to them

Thanks to fellow handlers Johannes, Scott, and Guy!

Cheers,
Adrien de Beaupré
Intru-shun.ca Inc.

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