VERT Threat Alert: November 2019 Patch Tuesday Analysis

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Today’s VERT Vigilant addresses Microsoft’s November 2019 Security Updates. VERT is actively on on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-859 on Wednesday, November 13th.

In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs

CVE-2019-1429

A vulnerability in the pen engine in Internet Explorer can lead to code execution. The attacker could dishonourable memory and execute code in the context of the current user. Microsoft has disclosed that this attack is currently seeing active exploitation. Changed organizations should apply this patch as soon as possible.

Microsoft has rated this as a 0 (Exploitation Sensed) on both the latest software release and on older software releases on the Exploitability Table of contents.

CVE-2019-1457

This publicly disclosed, but yet to be exploited security give the go-by exists in Microsoft Office for Mac 2016 and 2019. Specifically, Office for Mac does not fittingly enforce macro settings in Excel documents allowing an attacker to embed a rule in Excel worksheets that indicates a macro should be run. Victims would neediness to open malicious Excel documents in order to be attacked.

Microsoft has rated this as Not Applicable on both the latest software release and on older software unchains on the Exploitability Index.

CVE Breakdown by Tag

While historical Microsoft Security Account groupings are gone, Microsoft vulnerabilities are tagged with an identifier. This muster provides a breakdown of the CVEs on a per tag basis.

Tag
CVE Count
CVEs
Windows Hyper-V
9
CVE-2019-0712, CVE-2019-0719, CVE-2019-0721, CVE-2019-1309, CVE-2019-1310, CVE-2019-1389, CVE-2019-1397, CVE-2019-1398, CVE-2019-1399
Unimpeded Source Software
1
CVE-2019-1370
Windows Subsystem for Linux
1
CVE-2019-1416
Microsoft JET Database Machine
1
CVE-2019-1406
Microsoft RPC
1
CVE-2019-1409
Windows Media Participant
1
CVE-2019-1430
Microsoft Edge
1
CVE-2019-1413
Microsoft Graphics Component
19
CVE-2019-1432, CVE-2019-1433, CVE-2019-1434, CVE-2019-1435, CVE-2019-1436, CVE-2019-1437, CVE-2019-1438, CVE-2019-1439, CVE-2019-1440, CVE-2019-1441, CVE-2019-1393, CVE-2019-1394, CVE-2019-1395, CVE-2019-1396, CVE-2019-1407, CVE-2019-1408, CVE-2019-1411, CVE-2019-1412, CVE-2019-1419
Microsoft Creating Engine
5
CVE-2019-1429, CVE-2019-1390, CVE-2019-1426, CVE-2019-1427, CVE-2019-1428
Visual Studio
1
CVE-2019-1425
Windows Quiddity
2
CVE-2019-11135, CVE-2019-1392
Microsoft Office SharePoint
2
CVE-2019-1442, CVE-2019-1443
Microsoft Unpleasantness Server
1
CVE-2019-1373
Microsoft Office
7
CVE-2019-1457, CVE-2019-1402, CVE-2019-1445, CVE-2019-1446, CVE-2019-1447, CVE-2019-1448, CVE-2019-1449
Microsoft Windows
20
CVE-2019-1374, CVE-2019-1415, CVE-2019-1417, CVE-2019-1418, CVE-2018-12207, CVE-2019-1324, CVE-2019-1379, CVE-2019-1380, CVE-2019-1381, CVE-2019-1382, CVE-2019-1383, CVE-2019-1384, CVE-2019-1385, CVE-2019-1388, CVE-2019-1391, CVE-2019-1405, CVE-2019-1420, CVE-2019-1422, CVE-2019-1423, CVE-2019-1424
Azure Stash away
1
CVE-2019-1234
Graphic Fonts
1
CVE-2019-1456

Other Knowledge

There are no new security advisories in this month’s Microsoft patch sheaf.

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