High Threat Security Alert (A22-10-09): Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products (October 2022)
12 October 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-Oct
Reports indicated that an elevation of privilege vulnerability (CVE-2022-41033) in Microsoft Windows and Server is being actively exploited and the technical details of an information disclosure vulnerability (CVE-2022-41043) in Microsoft Office was publicly disclosed. 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
Microsoft Office 2013, 2013 RT, 2016, 2019, 2019 for Mac, LTSC 2021, LTSC for Mac 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, elevation of privilege, information disclosure, denial of service, security feature bypass and spoofing.
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.