Patch now! Adobe and Microsoft push out critical security fixes

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It was the second Tuesday of the month yesterday, meaning that it was once again time for Microsoft to roll out its regular collection of security updates under the familiar moniker of “Patch Tuesday”.

The bundle of patches from Microsoft covers at least 23 documented vulnerabilities, and includes fixes for exploits that could be invoked in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, the Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Silverlight.

The worst of the Microsoft vulnerabilities have earned the highest severity level of “Critical”, and require no user interaction for a malicious attacker to run code on a victim’s computer.

One vulnerability, which many companies will certainly want to patch against, is the one detailed in…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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