Thursday, June 18, 2015

Critical Updates for Windows and Internet Explorer

A light Patch Tuesday for June has been released by Microsoft that contains security patches for just two 'CRITICAL' and eight 'important' rated vulnerabilities. Critical security updates target Windows and Internet Explorer. Critical issue that affects the Windows operating system is due to an error in the media player that allows remote code execution on the compromised machines. Similarly, IE gets a huge list of memory corruption flaws that allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage. The 'important' rated updates plugs security flaws in Windows, Exchange Server and Office allowing intruders to gain elevated privileges or remote code execution depending on the scenario and attack vectors. There is also a minor tweaking about the removal of Windows 10 update reminders after critics last month compared them to adware. Company has reconsidered its policy and remove the reminders. <more>

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