Hello and welcome to this month’s blog on the Microsoft patch releases. This is a moderate month—the vendor is releasing six bulletins covering a total of 15 vulnerabilities.
Three of the issues are rated “Critical” and affect Web Services on Devices API, License Logging Server, and the Windows kernel. An attacker could exploit these issues remotely to gain complete control of a vulnerable computer.
The remaining issues, rated “Important”, affect Excel, the Windows kernel, Office, and Active Directory. Although these are only rated “Important” by Microsoft, we consider the Office and Excel issues quite serious and advise customers to apply updates as soon as possible.
As always, customers are advised to follow these security best practices:
- Install vendor patches as soon as they are available.
- Run all software with the least privileges required while still maintaining functionality.
- Avoid handling files from unknown or...