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The following cyber advisory was issued by the New York State Office of Information Technology Services and is intended for State government entities. The information may or may not be applicable to the general public and, accordingly, the State does not warrant its use for any specific purposes.

ITS ADVISORY NUMBER:
2014-062

DATE(S) ISSUED:
7/8/2014

SUBJECT:
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (MS14-037)

OVERVIEW:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft's web browser, Internet Explorer. Successful exploitation can occur when a user visits a specially crafted website. An attacker who successfully exploits some of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

SYSTEMS AFFECTED:

  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 6

RISK:
Government:

  • Large and medium government entities: High
  • Small government entities: High

Businesses:

  • Large and medium business entities: High
  • Small business entities: High

Home users: High

DESCRIPTION:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft's web browser, Internet Explorer, the most severe of these could result in remote code execution. Successful exploitation can occur when a user visits a specially crafted website. There are twenty-three vulnerabilities when Internet Explorer improperly accesses objects in memory and one certificate security feature bypass. An attacker who successfully exploits some of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
We recommend the following actions be taken:

  • Apply appropriate patches provided by Microsoft to vulnerable systems immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.

REFERENCES:
Microsoft:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms14-037.aspx

CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1763
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1765
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2783
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2785
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2786
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2787
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2788
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2789
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2790
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2791
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2792
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2794
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2795
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2797
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2798
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2800
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2801
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2802
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2803
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2804
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2806
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2807
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2809
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-2813

Deborah A. Snyder

Acting Chief Information Security Officer


 

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