MS13-059 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2862772)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS13-059 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2862772)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution MS13-059
Vendor description This security update resolves eleven privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
SophosLabs comments Most of these vulnerabilities can be mitigated by blocking Internet Explorer from processing ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting in high risk zones. Doing this, however, will prevent many web pages from displaying correctly.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 13 Aug 2013
Affected software Internet Explorer 6 on:
Windows XP Service Pack 3  
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems  

Internet Explorer 7 on:
Windows XP Service Pack 3  
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems  
Windows Vista Service Pack 2  
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2  

Internet Explorer 8 on:
Windows XP Service Pack 3  
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Vista Service Pack 2  
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1  

Internet Explorer 9 on:
Windows Vista Service Pack 2  
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1  

Internet Explorer 10 on:
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems  
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems  
Windows Server 2012  
Windows RT
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • August 13, 2013 - Initial Revision Written

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