Hello and welcome to this month’s blog on the Microsoft patch releases. This is a fairly light month. The vendor is releasing three bulletins covering a total of eight vulnerabilities. Ben Greenbaum (Sr. Research Manager, Symantec Security Response) discusses these vulnerabilities in a video that can be viewed here.
Of the eight vulnerabilities, only one is rated “Critical”—a remote code-execution vulnerability affecting the Windows kernel. This is a fairly serious issue, because a successful exploit will result in a complete compromise of the affected computer. The remaining issues, all rated “Important”, affect the Windows kernel, SChannel, and Windows WINS and DNS servers.
As always, customers are advised to follow these security best practices:
- Install vendor patches as soon as they are available.