This February, Microsoft released 12 security bulletins addressing 57 vulnerabilities. Out of the security updates, 5 are tagged Critical and the rest rated as Important.
One of the notable advisories for this round is (MS13-009) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2792100), which covers the vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities affecting all versions of IE, which include the latest version IE 10 on Windows 8 and Windows RT, could lead to remote code execution. The other notable Critical-rate updates are MS13-011 and MS13-012, which affect Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Windows and can allow a potential attacker to execute any malicious commands onto the vulnerable system.
Users should immediately apply patches, whenever possible, for these vulnerabilities. Trend Micro Deep Security and OfficeScan with Intrusion Defense Firewall (IDF) plugin users are protected from any attacks that may leverage these vulnerabilities. For more information on the bulletins and corresponding Trend Micro solutions, visit the Threat Encyclopedia Page.