Exchange Server security updates (October 11, 2022)

Update[German]Microsoft has released security updates for Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2019, effective October 11, 2022. These updates are intended to address vulnerabilities reported by external security partners or found by Microsoft. However, the 0-day vulnerabilities (ProxyNotShell) that have been known since late September 2022 will not be fixed.


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Microsoft  has published the Techcommunity post Released: October 2022 Exchange Server Security Updates with a description of the security updates.

Exchange security updates October 2022

Security updates are available for the following Exchange Server CU versions.

Microsoft does not mention in the Techcommunity post which vulnerabilities are closed. However, German blog reader Olli cites several CVEs from August 2022 CUs in this comment. This has also been noted in the user comments on the Exchange team's Techcommunity post. The following CVEs, which were already addressed in the August 2022 update, are included (there seems to have been a re-release). 

As mentioned at the beginning, the 0-day vulnerabilities (ProxyNotShell) that have been known since the end of September 2022 are not eliminated, howeverNote that the Exchange servers are updated to the current CU before the October 2022 updates are installed (see the graphic above and the note from Microsoft). Microsoft's HealthChecker PowerShell script can be used to check. 


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These vulnerabilities affect Exchange Server. Exchange Online customers are already protected from the vulnerabilities covered in these SUs and do not need to take any action other than updating all Exchange servers in their environment.

Enable Windows Extended Protection

In an addendum, Microsoft notes that to fix some vulnerabilities closed in August/October 2022, administrators must enable (Windows Extended protection) on their Exchange servers (in IIS). Microsoft provides a script to enable this feature (the latest version can be found here). Before activating Extended Protection (EP) on production systems, you should check if the requirements are met. The activation of Extended Protection (EP) is only supported by certain Exchange versions. Problem will also become the numerous "Known Issues" that are mentioned in the prerequisites

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