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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-062 - Important

Vulnerability in Remote Procedure Call Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2849470)

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Version: 1.1

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker sends a specially crafted RPC request.

This security update is rated Important for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that Microsoft Windows handles asynchronous RPC messages. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.

Recommendation. Most customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates and install this update manually. For information about specific configuration options in automatic updating, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294871.

For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity using update management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service.

See also the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, later in this bulletin.

Knowledge Base Article

Knowledge Base Article2849470
File informationYes
SHA1/SHA2 hashesYes
Known issuesYes

Affected and Non-Affected Software

The following software has been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software 

Operating SystemMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Windows XP
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2360937 in MS10-084
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2360937 in MS10-084
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2360937 in MS10-084
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2360937 in MS10-084
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant2360937 in MS10-084
Windows Vista
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant970238 in MS09-026
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant970238 in MS09-026
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant970238 in MS09-026
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant970238 in MS09-026
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant970238 in MS09-026
Windows 7
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows 8
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows RT
Windows RT[1]
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Server Core installation option
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant970238 in MS09-026
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportant970238 in MS09-026
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(2849470)
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone

[1]This update is available via Windows Update.

 

Update FAQ

Vulnerability Information

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers

Remote Procedure Call Vulnerability - CVE-2013-3175

Update Information

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance

Security Update Deployment

Other Information

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please go to the active protections websites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.

Support

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Disclaimer

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (August 13, 2013): Bulletin published.
  • V1.1 (December 16, 2013): Revised bulletin to announce a detection change to correct an offering issue for Windows RT (2849470). This is a detection change only. There were no changes to the update files. Customers who have successfully installed the update do not need to take any action.