Microsoft Fixes 45 Unique Security Vulnerabilities With Its New SoftwareApril 13, 2017 20:12
Microsoft has brought in a new software, Microsoft Patch Tuesday cycle, that brought brought fixes for a total of 45 vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s software.
The software tools which were included were, the Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and Edge browser. The security flaws allows hackers to take control of their system, and this new software emphasizes, how important it is to update computers as soon as possible.
Microsoft, this month, finally makes the transition from releasing security bulletins to the new security update guide. With this new approach, related vulnerabilities and products are grouped together for easier patching, while the previous system relied on individual security bulletins known by the MS format.
On of the important security updates, approaching this month, patches the vulnerability documented in CVE-2017-0199 and is aimed at fixing the zero-day flaw in Microsoft Word and WordPad which allowed cyber criminals to deploy a malware with a compromised read text format (RTF) document.
All supported Internet Explorer versions are getting patches for two critical vulnerabilities, namely CVE-2017-0201 and CVE-2017-0202, while Microsoft Edge browser, the new default in Windows 10, is targeted by fixes for three different security flaws (CVE-2017-0093, CVE-2017-0200, CVE-2017-0205), which could allow an attacker to take control of an unpatched system.
These security updates are transferred through Windows Update and users and IT admins, alike are recommended to update this as soon as possible, especially because fixes for zero-days are also included. Moreover, the users who are unable to deploy the patch right now are advised to avoid opening RTF documents from untrusted sources and also refuses to click on suspicious links on systems, where Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge is the default browser.
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