ASB-2018.0300 - [Win] Microsoft Edge: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2018-12-12

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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2018.0300
                 Microsoft Edge updates for December 2018
                             12 December 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Microsoft Edge
Operating System:     Windows
Impact/Access:        Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2018-8629 CVE-2018-8624 CVE-2018-8618
                      CVE-2018-8617 CVE-2018-8583 
Member content until: Friday, January 11 2019
Reference:            ASB-2018.0297

OVERVIEW

        Microsoft has released its monthly security patch update for the month of December 2018.
        
        This update resolves 5 vulnerabilities across the following products: [1]
        
         Microsoft Edge


IMPACT

        Microsoft has given the following details regarding these vulnerabilities.
        
         Details         Impact                   Severity
         CVE-2018-8583  Remote Code Execution    Critical
         CVE-2018-8617  Remote Code Execution    Critical
         CVE-2018-8618  Remote Code Execution    Critical
         CVE-2018-8624  Remote Code Execution    Critical
         CVE-2018-8629  Remote Code Execution    Critical


MITIGATION

        Microsoft recommends updating the software with the version made
        available on the Microsoft Update Catalogue for the following
        Knowledge Base articles. [1].
        
        
         KB4471323, KB4471321, KB4471327, KB4471324, KB4471332
         KB4471329


REFERENCES

        [1] Security Update Guide
            https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance

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