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Microsoft Patch Tuesday 2012-03-13

MS12-017
Title Vulnerability in DNS Server Could Allow Denial of Service
Replaces
Affected DNS Server
KB KB2647170
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating N/A
ISC Server Rating N/A
CVE Exploitability
2012-0006 0
MS12-018
Title Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
Replaces
Affected Kernel-Mode Drivers
KB KB2641653
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2012-0157 0
MS12-019
Title Vulnerability in DirectWrite Could Allow Denial of Service
Replaces
Affected DirectWrite
KB KB2665364
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2012-0156 0
MS12-020
Title Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected Remote Desktop
KB KB2671387
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2012-0002 0
MS12-021
Title Vulnerability in Visual Studio Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
Replaces
Affected Visual Studio
KB KB2651019
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2012-0008 0
MS12-022
Title Vulnerability in Expression Design Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected Expression Design
KB KB2651018
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2012-0016 0
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(*): 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: 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 threatatches.