December 8, 2016

Microsoft Releases Details of Two Upcoming Critical Security Fixes

(LiveHacking.Com) – As usual, Microsoft has issued its advanced notification for this month’s ‘Patch Tuesday’. This month Microsoft will issue eight security bulletins, two rated ‘Critical’ and six rated ‘Important’ which will address a total of 23 vulnerabilities in a variety of Microsoft products including the Microsoft .NET Framework, Silverlight, Windows, Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway, and the Microsoft Host Integration Server.

The Critical vulnerabilities which will be patched affect the Microsoft .NET Framework,
Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 and 9 (depending on the Windows version). Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution.

Bulletins 3, 4, 5 and 6 also deal with possible remote code execution vulnerabilities for Windows and the Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway. Although these are rated as Important (and not Critical) it still means that their  exploitation could result in compromise of the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of users data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources.

Bulletin 7 deals with a possible Elevation of Privilege in Windows XP and Window Server 2003 (but not Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008), while Bulletin 8 addresses Denial of Service issues with the Microsoft Host Integration Server.

Patch Tuesday this months falls on October 12, 2011.

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