KB4056899: Windows Server 2012 January 2018 Security Update

High Nessus Plugin ID 105554

Synopsis

The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The remote Windows host is missing security update 4056899 or cumulative update 4056896. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows Adobe Type Manager Font Driver (ATMFD.dll) when it fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code and take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. (CVE-2018-0788)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows kernel fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode.
An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. (CVE-2018-0744)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Windows kernel that could allow an attacker to retrieve information that could lead to a Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) bypass. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could retrieve the memory address of a kernel object. (CVE-2018-0746, CVE-2018-0747)

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Windows Adobe Type Manager Font Driver (ATMFD.dll) when it fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could potentially read data that was not intended to be disclosed. Note that this vulnerability would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate their user rights directly, but it could be used to obtain information that could be used to try to further compromise the affected system. (CVE-2018-0754)

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Microsoft browsers. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user.
(CVE-2018-0762, CVE-2018-0772)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Kernel API enforces permissions. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could impersonate processes, interject cross-process communication, or interrupt system functionality.
(CVE-2018-0748, CVE-2018-0751, CVE-2018-0752)

- An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) Server when an attacker with valid credentials attempts to open a specially crafted file over the SMB protocol on the same machine. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could bypass certain security checks in the operating system. (CVE-2018-0749)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in the way that Windows handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could cause a target system to stop responding. Note that the denial of service condition would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate user privileges. However, the denial of service condition could prevent authorized users from using system resources. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows handles objects in memory. (CVE-2018-0753)

Solution

Apply Security Only update KB4056899 or Cumulative Update KB4056896.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?5532944e

http://www.nessus.org/u?84c8d952

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105554

File Name: smb_nt_ms18_jan_4056899.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2018/01/04

Modified: 2018/02/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855, 93962

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-0744, CVE-2018-0746, CVE-2018-0747, CVE-2018-0748, CVE-2018-0749, CVE-2018-0751, CVE-2018-0752, CVE-2018-0753, CVE-2018-0754, CVE-2018-0762, CVE-2018-0772, CVE-2018-0788

BID: 102378

MSKB: 4056899, 4056896

MSFT: MS18-4056899, MS18-4056896