The second Tuesday of August has arrived, which means one thing for Microsoft users: Patch Tuesday. Relatively speaking, August’s batch of patches is relatively light, with only nine bulletins, although five are rated as Critical.Read More
Microsoft has rolled out eleven security updates for this month’s Patch Tuesday. Six are tagged as ‘Critical’ while the rest are rated as ‘Important.’ Three of the critical security bulletins address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (MS16-084), Microsoft Edge (MS16-085), and JScript and VBScript scripting engines in Microsoft Windows (MS16-086). All three flaws can allow remote code execution when successfully exploited via a specially crafted website/webpage. Moreover, two of these critical bulletins are cumulative security updates for Windows web browsers (Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge), which are part of every Patch Tuesday.Read More
System administrators from all over the world know what the second Tuesday of the month brings: the regularly scheduled bounty of patches from Microsoft and other vendors. Because June started on a Wednesday, this month’s Patch Tuesday was on June 14, which is the latest it can be in any given month. This month’s volume…Read More
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