VERT Threat Alert: May 2019 Patch Tuesday Analysis

Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s May 2019 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-830 on Wednesday, May 15th.In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEsCVE-2019-0863Windows Error Reporting (WER) incorrectly handles certain files and, when exploited, could lead to the execution of code in kernel mode, providing full administrative control over the system. It is reported that this vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild.Microsoft has rated this as a 0 (Exploitation Detected) on the Exploitability Index.CVE-2019-0932An attacker calling an Android Phone with Skype for Android installed and paired with a Bluetooth device could listen in on the phone user’s conversation without the user’s knowledge. Changes have been made to how Skype for Android answers incoming phone calls. Note: Due to the platform involved, ASPL will not include coverage for this vulnerability.Microsoft has rated this as a 2 (Exploitation Less Likely) on the Exploitability Index.CVE Breakdown by TagWhile historical Microsoft Security Bulletin groupings are gone, Microsoft vulnerabilities are tagged with an identifier. This list provides a breakdown of the CVEs on a per tag basis. Other InformationIn addition to the Microsoft vulnerabilities included in the May Security Guidance, an Adobe Flash bulletin is available today.May 2019 Adobe Flash Update [ADV190012]Microsoft released an update for Adobe Flash. This corresponds with Adobe Update APSB19-26, which includes a fix for CVE-2019-7837.