High Threat Security Alert (A22-09-08): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (September 2022)
14 September 2022
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/2022-Sep
Reports indicated that an elevation of privilege vulnerability (CVE-2022-37969) in Microsoft Windows and Server is being actively exploited in the wild and the technical details of another information disclosure vulnerability (CVE-2022-23960) in Microsoft Windows 11 was publicly disclosed. In addition, multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-34700, CVE-2022-34718, CVE-2022-34721, CVE-2022-34722 and CVE-2022-35805) are also at a high risk of exploitation. System administrators are advised to take immediate action to patch your affected systems to mitigate the elevated risk of cyber attacks.
Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1, RT 8.1, 10, 11
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2022, 2022 Azure Edition Core Hotpatch
Microsoft Office 2013, 2013 RT, 2016, 2019, LTSC 2021
Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013, 2016
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019, Subscription Edition
Depending on the vulnerability exploited, a successful attack could lead to remote code execution, denial of service, elevation of privilege, information disclosure and security feature bypass.
Patches for affected products are available from the Windows Update / Microsoft Update Catalog. Users of affected systems should follow the recommendations provided by the product vendor and take immediate actions to mitigate the risk.