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Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for August, 2018

Yesterday, 02:27 PM

Posted by Corrine in Security & Networking
The August security release consists of 60 CVEs, of which 19 are listed as Critical and 39 are rated Important, 1 is rated as Moderate and 1 is rated as Low in severity.  In particular, note that CVE-2018-8373 Interrnet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability and CVE-2018-8414, Windows Shell Remote Code Execution Vulnerability are listed as publicly known and exploited.  See Dustin Childs excellent review and recommendations in Zero Day Initiative — The August 2018 Security Update Review for additional information.

The release consists of security updates for the following: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, ChakraCore, Adobe Flash Player, .NET Framework, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio.

The updates address Remote Code Execution, Elevation of Privilege, Security Feature Bypass, Information Disclosure, Defense in Depth, Tampering and Spoofing.

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Adobe Flash Player Security Updates Released

Yesterday, 11:03 AM

Posted by Corrine in Security & Networking
Adobe has released Version 30.0.0.154 of Adobe Flash Player.  The update addresses both security and functional issues.  Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

Release date:  August 14, 2018
Vulnerability identifier: APSB18-25
Platform:  Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS

Update:
*Important Note:  Downloading the update from the Adobe  Flash Player Download Center  link includes a pre-checked option to install unnecessary extras,  such  as McAfee Scan Plus or Google Drive.  If you use the download  center,  uncheck any unnecessary extras that you do not want.  They are not  needed for the Flash Player update.

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Adobe Reader DC and Acrobat DC Security Updates Released

Yesterday, 10:59 AM

Posted by Corrine in Security & Networking
Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader DC and Adobe Acrobat DC for Windows and Macintosh.  These updates are rated as critical and important.  Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user.

Release date:  August 14, 2018
Vulnerability identifier: APSB18-29
Platform: Windows and Macintosh

Reader DC and Acrobat DC were updated to version 2018.011.20058. Update checks can be manually activated by choosing Help > Check for Updates.

    Reader DC and other versions are available here:  https://www.adobe.co...latform=Windows
    Acrobat DC for Windows is available here:  http://www.adobe.com...orm=Windows¬†¬†

Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.

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