Patch Analysis for September 2012

Two bulletins were released today correcting Cross Site Scripting (XSS) privilege elevation vulnerabilities. The patches are for Microsoft servers. The patch in MS12-061 addresses a vulnerability by correcting how the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1 site validates input parameters. The patch in MS12-062 addresses a vulnerability by modifying the way that System Center Configuration Manager handles specially crafted requests. SMS 2003 SP3 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 should get the patch. Newer versions are not affected. Both bulletins are rated important.
While servers need to be patched, users can protect themselves by adding XXS filtering to the local security zone in Internet Explorer.
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BulletinExploit Types
/Technologies Affected
System Types AffectedExploit
details public?
/ Being exploited?
MS severity ratingProducts AffectedNotesRandy's recommendation

Privilege elevation

/ Visual Studio
No/NoNoImportant V Studio Team Fdn Svr 2010
 Patch after testing

Privilege elevation

/ Systems Center
No/NoNoImportant Systems Management Server 2003
System Center Config Mgr 2007
 Patch after testing

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