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Security Advisory - January 12, 2016

Zscaler Protects against Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows Kernel and Microsoft Office.

 

 

Zscaler, working with Microsoft through their MAPP program, has proactively deployed protections for the following 9 vulnerabilities included in the January 2016 Microsoft security bulletins. Zscaler will continue to monitor exploits associated with all vulnerabilities in the January release and deploy additional protections as necessary.

MS16-001 –  Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Severity: Critical 

Affected Software

  • Internet Explorer 7-11

CVE-2016-0002 – Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Description: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

MS16-002 – Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge

Severity: Critical
Affected Software 

  • Microsoft Edge

CVE-2016-0003 – Microsoft Edge Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2016-0024 – Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Description: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Microsoft Edge. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

MS16-004– Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution

Severity: Critical
Affected Software

  • Microsoft Office 2007 
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Microsoft Office 2013 RT
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2016

CVE-2016-0012 – ASLR bypass vulnerability

Description: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

MS16-005 – Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers to Address Remote Code Execution

Severity: Critical
Affected Software

  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 10

CVE-2016-0008 – Windows GDI32.dll ASLR Bypass Vulnerability

Description: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The more severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to visit a malicious website

MS16-007 – Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Remote Code Execution

Severity: Important
Affected Software

  • Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 10

CVE-2016-0014 – DLL Loading Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

CVE-2016-0015 – DirectShow Heap Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

CVE-2016-0016 – DLL Loading Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

CVE-2016-0018 – DLL Loading Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Description: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker is able to log on to a target system and run a specially crafted application.