Hello and welcome to this month’s blog on the Microsoft patch release. This is a fairly busy month —the vendor is releasing 12 bulletins covering a total of 22 vulnerabilities. Five of the issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Internet Explorer, OpenType Fonts, and Windows Shell Graphics processing. The remaining issues are rated ‘Important’ and ‘Moderate’ and affect the Windows kernel, Visio, Active Directory, Internet Explorer, Internet Information Services, and Windows.
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 questionable sources.
- Never visit sites of unknown or questionable integrity.
- Block external access at the network perimeter to all key systems unless...