Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s October 2022 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-1025 on Wednesday, October 12th.
In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs
A vulnerability in the Windows COM+ Event System service could allow malicious individuals to obtain SYSTEM level access on all supported versions of Windows. The system is responsible for providing automatic distribution of events to subscribing COM components. According to Microsoft, this vulnerability is currently seeing active exploitation.
A vulnerability in Microsoft Office for Mac could allow for the disclosure of user tokens and other sensitive information. According to Microsoft, this vulnerability has been publicly disclosed, but is not currently seeing active exploitation.
CVE Breakdown by Tag
While historical Microsoft Security Bulletin groupings are gone, Microsoft vulnerabilities are tagged with an identifier. This list provides a breakdown of the CVEs on a per tag basis. Vulnerabilities are also color coded to aid with identifying key issues.
- Traditional Software
- Mobile Software
- Cloud or Cloud Adjacent
- Vulnerabilities that are being exploited or that have been disclosed
|Windows Workstation Service||1||CVE-2022-38034|
|Microsoft Office Word||2||CVE-2022-38049, CVE-2022-41031|
|Windows USB Serial Driver||1||CVE-2022-38030|
|Windows Portable Device Enumerator Service||1||CVE-2022-38032|
|Windows Group Policy||1||CVE-2022-37975|
|Windows Local Session Manager (LSM)||2||CVE-2022-37998, CVE-2022-37973|
|Windows Distributed File System (DFS)||1||CVE-2022-38025|
|Windows Internet Key Exchange (IKE) Protocol||1||CVE-2022-38036|
|Active Directory Domain Services||1||CVE-2022-38042|
|Microsoft Office SharePoint||4||CVE-2022-41036, CVE-2022-41037, CVE-2022-38053, CVE-2022-41038|
|Remote Access Service Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol||1||CVE-2022-37965|
|Windows Web Account Manager||1||CVE-2022-38046|
|Visual Studio Code||3||CVE-2022-41034, CVE-2022-41083, CVE-2022-41042|
|Windows Perception Simulation Service||1||CVE-2022-37974|
|Windows Secure Channel||1||CVE-2022-38041|
|Windows Connected User Experiences and Telemetry||1||CVE-2022-38021|
|Windows Security Support Provider Interface||1||CVE-2022-38043|
|Microsoft Graphics Component||5||CVE-2022-33635, CVE-2022-37986, (Read more…)|
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