Cisco Event Response: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for December 2012

December 11, 2012

Microsoft published its monthly security bulletin release on December 11, 2012. Microsoft released seven bulletins that addressed 12 vulnerabilities. The bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office Word, and Microsoft Exchange. The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, gain access to sensitive information, cause a denial of service condition, or gain elevated privileges.


Event Intelligence

The following table identifies Cisco Security Intelligence Operations content and Cisco mitigation information that is associated with this Microsoft release:

Microsoft Security Bulletin Cisco IntelliShield Alert
CVE ID
Search CVEs
Cisco Mitigations
CVSS
Base Score
CVSS Q&A

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-077

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer InjectHTMLStream Function Use-After-Free Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
CVE-2012-4781
9.3
Microsoft Internet Explorer CMarkup Function Use-After-Free Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
CVE-2012-4782
9.3
Microsoft Internet Explorer Reference Counting Use-After-Free Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
CVE-2012-4787
Cisco IPS Signature 1683-0, Cisco Security Manager
9.3

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-078

Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Windows OpenType Font Processing Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
CVE-2012-2556
IPS Signature 1681-0, Cisco Security Manager, Cisco ASA/ASASM/FWSM, Cisco ACE
9.3
Microsoft Windows TrueType Font Processing Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
CVE-2012-4786
Cisco Security Manager, Cisco ASA/ASASM/FWSM, Cisco ACE
9.3

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-079

Vulnerability in Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Office Word RTF Document Processing listoverridecount Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
CVE-2012-2539
IPS Signature 1709-0, Cisco Security Manager, Cisco ASA/ASASM/FWSM, Cisco ACE
9.3

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-080

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Exchange Server RSS Feed Processing Denial of Service Vulnerability
CVE-2012-4791
9.3
Oracle Critical Patch Update October 2012
CVE-2012-3214
2.1
Oracle Critical Patch Update October 2012
CVE-2012-3217
2.1

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-081

Vulnerability in Windows File Handling Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Windows Filename Processing Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
CVE-2012-4774
Cisco IPS Signature 1587-0, Cisco IOS tACL, Cisco IOS Netflow, Cisco ASA/ASA-SM/FWSM,Cisco Security Manager
9.3

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-082

Vulnerability in DirectPlay Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Windows DirectX DirectPlay Heap Overflow Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
CVE-2012-1537
9.3

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-083

Vulnerability in IP-HTTPS Component Could Allow Security Feature Bypass

Microsoft Windows Certificate Revocation Bypass Vulnerability
CVE-2012-2549
2.1

Cisco Security Intelligence Operations

Cisco Applied Mitigation Bulletins provide identification and mitigation techniques that administrators can deploy on Cisco network devices. Cisco IOS access control lists; Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) signatures; Cisco IOS NetFlow; Cisco ACE Application Control Engine and Module; and firewall inspection and access control lists are discussed in this bulletin.

Cisco Applied Mitigation Bulletin: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for December 2012

Cisco Security Manager helps enable enterprises to manage and scale security operations efficiently and accurately. Its end-to-end tools provide consistent policy enforcement, quick troubleshooting of security events, and summarized reports from across the security deployment.

Cisco NAC Appliance (formerly Cisco Clean Access) uses your organization's network infrastructure to enforce security policy compliance on all devices that attempt to gain access.

Cisco Identity Services Engine gathers information from users, devices, infrastructure, and network services to enable organizations to enforce contextual-based business policies across the network. It provides network visibility for advanced discovery and troubleshooting and combines authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), posture, profiling, and guest management.

Impact on Cisco Products

Customers should evaluate the Microsoft security bulletins and associated software updates for any potential impacts to Cisco Contact Center products. Please refer to the Cisco Customer Contact Software Policy for Using Microsoft Security Updates on Products Deployed on a Retail Installation of Windows Operating System for additional information.

Cisco IP Telephony Operating System, SQL Server, Security Updates
This document contains information on software updates for tracking Cisco-supported operating system, SQL Server, and security files that are available for web download. These updates support all versions of Cisco Unified CallManager, Cisco Conference Connection, Cisco Personal Assistant, Cisco IP Interactive Voice Response, and Cisco IP Call Center Express, Cisco Emergency Responder, Cisco Customer Voice Portal, and Cisco MeetingPlace. This document does not support Cisco Unity or servers where Cisco Unity is installed.

Recommended Microsoft Hot Fixes for Cisco Media Experience 3000
These documents evaluate the monthly Microsoft security bulletins for applicability to the Cisco Media Experience Engine (MXE) 3000 product line. The bulletins clarify which Microsoft Security Bulletins should be applied to affected hardware and software levels of Cisco MXE 3000 products.