Microsoft issued a new batch of security bulletins for October with fixes for several vulnerabilities in software products used by millions of computer users worldwide. Eight security bulletins have been released, which include patches for 23 vulnerabilities for software such as Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Forefront United Access Gateway, and Microsoft Host Integration Server.
Six out of the eight bulletins are rated “important” while two are rated “critical.” Some of the patches indicated a required restart after updating the machine with the affected software. Users and administrators are advised to immediately address these security flaws.
Users may refer to our vulnerability page for more information.
With a plethora of devices now entering the work environment, consumerization proves to be an IT nightmare and an increasing security risk, especially in terms of making sure all devices connected to the network are updated accordingly. With that, a lack of strategy could prove devastating and user-liable devices can get infected simply by surfing the Web or by being used in an unsecure environment. It is critical for users who bring their personal devices to their workplace to make sure that they update their systems with the latest security updates as soon as these are made available.
To learn more about Microsoft support for the affected software, more details on the security bulletins for October can be found in the vendor’s official bulletin summary.