Hello and welcome to this month’s blog on the Microsoft patch releases. The vendor is releasing seven bulletins that cover a total of 10 vulnerabilities. Of those, four are rated “Critical”, four are rated “Important”, and two are rated “Moderate.” While most of the critical vulnerabilities are the ever popular client-side issues (DirectX and Internet Explorer), the remaining issue in Bluetooth could allow an attacker within physical range of an affected computer to exploit the issue and take complete control of that computer. The remaining issues affect WINS, Active Directory, Speech API, and PGM.
As always, customers are advised to follow security best practices, specifically:
- Disable any unnecessary services.
- Avoid sites of unknown or questionable integrity.
Microsoft’s summary of the June releases can be found here: