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Alert (TA13-317A)

Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: November 13, 2013 | Last revised: November 16, 2013

Systems Affected

  • Windows Operating System and Components
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet Explorer

Overview

Select Microsoft software products contain multiple vulnerabilities. Microsoft has released updates to address these vulnerabilities.

Description

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2013 describes multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. Microsoft has released updates to address these vulnerabilities. The November Security Bulletin includes a patch for the new “watering hole” campaign which utilizes a US-based website that specializes in domestic and international security policy.

Impact

These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution, elevation of privilege, information disclosure or denial of service.

Solution

Apply Updates

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2013, which describes any known issues related to the updates. Administrators are encouraged to note these issues and test for any potentially adverse effects. In addition, administrators should consider using an automated update distribution system such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Home users are encouraged to enable automatic updates.

References

Revisions

  • November 13, 2013: Initial Release

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