Patch Analysis for November 2012

 
If you have any IIS based FTP servers be sure to look at MS12-073; it doesn't appear to be a huge risk but the exploit details are public. 
The .NET patch is pretty interesting; it covers 5 different vulnerabilities.  One of them involves WPAD which is how browsers and other http clients, including the .NET runtime, detect the presence of web proxies.  WPAD has been connected to a number of man-in-the-middle vulnerabilities and attacks because it gives a way to get between web client and the server it's talking to.  I recommend getting this .NET patch out as soon as you've done your normal testing.
Otherwise it's basically the normal type of workstation centric patches that can't be ignored but that we expect each month.  None of them are publicly disclosed so you can do your normal testing and get 'em rolled out.
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BulletinExploit Types
/Technologies Affected
System Types AffectedExploit
details public?
/ Being exploited?
Comprehensive,
practical
workaround
available?
MS severity ratingProducts AffectedNotesRandy's recommendation
MS12-076

2720184
Arbitrary code

/ Office Excel
Workstations
Terminal Servers
No/NoNoImportant Office 2003
Office 2007
Office 2008 for Mac
Excel Viewer
Office Compatibility Pack
Office 2010
Office 2011 for MAC
 Patch after testing
MS12-072

2727528
Arbitrary code

/ Windows Shell
Workstations
No/NoYesCritical XP
Vista
Server 2003
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows 8
Server 2012
Restart Req'dPatch after testing
MS12-073

2733829
Information disclosure

/ IIS
IIS Servers
Yes/NoNoModerate Vista
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
 Patch after testing
MS12-074

2745030
Arbitrary code

/ .Net Framework
Workstations
Terminal Servers
Servers
No/NoNoCritical XP
Vista
Server 2003
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows 8
Server 2012
 Patch after testing
MS12-075

2761226
Arbitrary code

/ Windows kernel mode drivers
Workstations
Terminal Servers
No/NoNoCritical XP
Vista
Server 2003
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows 8
Server 2012
Restart Req'dPatch after testing
MS12-071

2761451
Arbitrary code

/ Internet Explorer
Workstations
Terminal Servers
No/NoNoCritical Vista
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Cumulative Update; Restart Req'dPatch after testing

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