Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Microsoft March, 2018, Security Updates

The March security release consists of 75 CVEs, of which 14 are listed as Critical, and 61 are rated Important in severity. Two are listed as being publicly known but none are listed as being under active attack.  In particular, note CVE-2018-0886, CVE-2018-0940 and CVE-2018-0868 discussed in this month's Zero Day Initiative — The March 2018 Security Update Review by Dustin Childs.

The updates address Remote Code Execution, Elevation of Privilege, Denial of Service, Information Disclosure, Elevation of Privilege and Security Feature Bypass 

The release consists of security updates for the following software:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • ASP.NET Core
  • .NET Core
  • PowerShell Core
  • ChakraCore
  • Adobe Flash
Known Issues: 4088787, 4088782, 4088776, 4088786, 4088779, 4088876, 4088879, 4088875 and 4088878.

More:  For more information about the updates released today, see https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary.  Updates can be sorted by OS from the search box. Information about the update for Windows 10 is available at Windows 10 Update history.

Additional Update Notes

  • Adobe Flash Player -- For Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows 10, Adobe Flash Player is now a security bulletin rather than a security advisory and is included with the updates as identified above.
  • MSRT -- Microsoft released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.  Note:  Users who are paranoid about the remote possibility of a FP can opt to run this tool from a Command Prompt, appending a   /N   parameter [for "detect only" mode].
  • Windows 10 -- A summary of important product developments included in each update, with links to more details is available at Windows 10 Update History. The page will be regularly refreshed, as new updates are released.


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