Microsoft Patch Tuesday comes with 14 updates

Posted on Wednesday, March 11 2015 @ 16:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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This month's Patch Tuesday from Microsoft feature 14 security bulletins, five are rated critical while the rest are marked as important. In total, the bulletins fix 44 security vulnerabilities, including the FREAK bug that made headlines recently.
Here's the critical list:

  • MMS15-018: A cumulative security update for 12 vulnerabilities in IE, including the cross-site scripting vulnerability already disclosed.

  • MS15-019: A single fix for a scripting vulnerability. It doesn't affect Windows 7 or 8, so this is one for the Vista users and those on old server software.

  • MS15-020: Applies to Microsoft Text Services and loading of DLL files.

  • MS15-021: Adobe Font Driver fix owing to a vague risk of remote code execution.

  • MS15-022: Office, including server-based web versions and SharePoint, need this trio to protect against scripting and document format problems.

    Further down the list there's MS15-031, which is the FREAK fix, following Apple's patching of the same earlier this week.

    Google, BlackBerry and Linux are yet to react. The FREAK fix gets only 'Important' status suggesting that Microsoft isn't as worried as the community.
  • Source: The Register

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