Microsoft March 2016 Patch Tuesday Delivers Another 13 Security Fixes

Microsoft March 2016 Patch Tuesday Delivers Another 13 Security Fixes

Yesterday it came again: Patch Tuesday, with five rated critical and eight important. If you have deja vu, don't worry: There were thirteen patches last month, too. Below is an overview of what is coming this time around, and as always, let us know if you run into issues with any of the patches.

Bulletin

Severity Rating
and Impact

Bulletin Title and Executive Summary

Affected Software

MS16-023

Critical 

Remote Code Execution

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3142015)
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could 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.

Microsoft Windows,

Internet Explorer

MS16-024

Critical 

Remote Code Execution

Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3142019)
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Microsoft Edge. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Edge

MS16-025

Important 

Remote Code Execution

Security Update for Windows Library Loading to Address Remote Code Execution (3140709) 

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Microsoft Windows fails to properly validate input before loading certain libraries. However, an attacker must first gain access to the local system with the ability to execute a malicious application.

Microsoft Windows

MS16-026

Critical 

Remote Code Execution

Security Update for Graphic Fonts to Address Remote Code Execution (3143148) 

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The more severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker either convinces a user to open a specially crafted document, or to visit a webpage that contains specially crafted embedded OpenType fonts.

Microsoft Windows

MS16-027

Critical 

Remote Code Execution

Security Update for Windows Media to Address Remote Code Execution (3143146) 

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens specially crafted media content that is hosted on a website.

Microsoft Windows

MS16-028

Critical 

Remote Code Execution

Security Update for Microsoft Windows PDF Library to Address Remote Code Execution (3143081) 

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted .pdf file.

Microsoft Windows

MS16-029

Important 

Remote Code Execution

Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3141806) 

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

Microsoft Office,

Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, 

Microsoft Server Software

MS16-030

Important 

Remote Code Execution

Security Update for Windows OLE to Address Remote Code Execution (3143136) 

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if Windows OLE fails to properly validate user input. An attacker could exploit the vulnerabilities to execute malicious code. However, an attacker must first convince a user to open either a specially crafted file or a program from either a webpage or an email message.

Microsoft Windows

MS16-031

Important 

Elevation of Privilege

Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Elevation of Privilege (3140410) 

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker is able to log on to a target system and run a specially crafted application.

Microsoft Windows

MS16-032

Important 

Elevation of Privilege

Security Update for Secondary Logon to Address Elevation of Privilege (3143141) 

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if the Windows Secondary Logon Service fails to properly manage request handles in memory.

Microsoft Windows

MS16-033

Important 

Elevation of Privilege

Security Update for Windows USB Mass Storage Class Driver to Address Elevation of Privilege (3143142)
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker with physical access inserts a specially crafted USB device into the system.

Microsoft Windows

MS16-034

Important 

Elevation of Privilege

Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers to Address Elevation of Privilege (3143145)
This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to the system and runs a specially crafted application.

Microsoft Windows

MS16-035

Important 

Security Feature Bypass

Security Update for .NET Framework to Address Security Feature Bypass (3141780) 

This security update resolves a vulnerability in the Microsoft .NET Framework. The security feature bypass exists in a .NET Framework component that does not properly validate certain elements of a signed XML document.

Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft .NET Framework

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