Hello and welcome to this month’s blog on the Microsoft patch release. This is another large release —the vendor is releasing 17 bulletins covering a total of 40 vulnerabilities.
Eight of the issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Internet Explorer and the OpenType Font (OTF) format driver. The remainder of the issues are rated ‘Important’ or ‘Moderate’ and affect Publisher, Office, SharePoint, Windows, Windows kernel, Exchange, and Hyper-V. Included in this patch release is a fix for the last of the vulnerabilities Stuxnet was exploiting, the Windows Task Scheduler issue.
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...