The second Tuesday of the month has arrived which means the arrival of regularly scheduled patches from Microsoft and other vendors. This month’s release includes sixteen bulletins from Microsoft, as well as an update from Adobe for their PDF-related application. A separate update for Flash Player will arrive later this week.Read More
13 security bulletins were released in this month’s Patch Tuesday addressing vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft XML Core Services, among others. Out of these bulletins, six are rated as ‘Critical’ while seven are tagged as ‘Important.’ Both MS16-037 and MS16-038 which fixed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Edge respectively, could allow remote code execution when exploited successfully.
Perhaps, the most notable among the vulnerabilities resolved in this month’s Patch Tuesday is MS16-047, more popularly known as the Badlock vulnerability that has been circulating in the last few weeks. With all the hype, this vulnerability, which affects all Windows systems and Samba servers, only received an ‘Important’ rating. One of our researchers wrote a detailed entry debunking the hype surrounding this vulnerability.Read More
This month’s Patch Tuesday comes with 13 security bulletins, with 5 being Critical and the rest marked as Important. Most of these vulnerabilities pertain to Windows, with only a few concerning the usual suspects Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.Read More
For this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released 13 security bulletins addressing vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft Edge among others. Out of these bulletins 6 are tagged as Critical while 7 are marked as Important.Read More
The life cycle of Windows 8, the first operating system Microsoft intended for both desktop and mobile use, has ended. After this January 2016 Patch Tuesday release, users who have not yet updated/upgraded to Windows 8.1 (which was made available in late 2013) or Windows 10 will stop receiving updates. Updating to Windows 8.1 or 10 is currently free for Windows 8 users. This particular end of support should not be a surprise: once a service pack (in this case, Windows 8.1) is released, users have approximately 24 months to upgrade before support ends.Read More