Microsoft Releases October 2017 Security Update
by CIRT Team
Description: Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft products, the most severe of which could allow for code execution. Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could result in an attacker gaining the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, 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 those who operate with administrative user rights.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Windows: 7, 8.1, RT 8.1, 10
- Microsoft Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
- Microsoft Windows Server Core Installations: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
- Microsoft Office Word Viewer
- Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
- Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2010, 2013
- Microsoft Office Online Server 2016
- Microsoft Office 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, 2016
- Microsoft Word Automation Services
- Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, 2016
- Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, 2016
- Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013, 2016
- Skype for Business 2016
- Microsoft Lync 2013
Impact: Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
Mitigation: Updates are available. Please check specific vendor advisory for more information.