High Threat Security Alert (A23-10-08): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (October 2023)
11 October 2023
Microsoft has released security updates addressing multiple vulnerabilities which affect several Microsoft products or components. The list of security updates can be found at: https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/releaseNote/2023-Oct
Reports indicated that the vulnerabilities (CVE-2023-36563 and CVE-2023-44487) in Microsoft Windows and Server, as well as Microsoft Visual Studio, .NET and ASP.NET Core are being exploited in the wild and the technical details of the information disclosure vulnerability (CVE-2023-36563) were publicly disclosed. System administrators and users are advised to take immediate action to patch your affected systems to mitigate the elevated risk of cyber attacks.
Microsoft Windows 10, 11
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, 2019
Microsoft Office 2019, 2019 for Mac, LTSC 2021, LTSC for Mac 2021
Microsoft Office for Android, for Universal
Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise
Microsoft Dynamics 365 (on-premises) version 9.0, version 9.1
Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022
Microsoft ODBC Driver 17, 18 for SQL Server
Microsoft OLE DB Driver 18, 19 for SQL Server
Microsoft Visual Studio 2022
.NET 6.0, 7.0
ASP.NET Core 6.0, 7.0
Azure DevOps Server 2020.0.2, 2020.1.2, 2022.0.1
Azure Network Watcher VM Extension
Azure RTOS GUIX Studio, RTOS GUIX Studio Installer Application
Microsoft Common Data Model SDK for C#, for Java, for Python, for TypeScript
Skype for Business Server 2015, 2019
Depending on the vulnerability exploited, a successful attack could lead to remote code execution, denial of service, elevation of privilege, information disclosure, security feature bypass and spoofing.
Patches for affected products are available from the Windows Update / Microsoft Update Catalog. System administrators and users of affected systems should follow the recommendations provided by the product vendor and take immediate actions to mitigate the risk.