Microsoft Patch Tuesday plugs another 55 holes

Posted on Wednesday, May 12 2021 @ 14:03 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The second Tuesday of the month means Patch Tuesday! Yesterday, Microsoft rolled out a total of 55 security updates for 32 of its applications. Four of the CVE-listed vulnerabilities are rated as critical, 50 are marked important, and another one is deemed moderate. The Register has a nice overview of the bugs over here.
Microsoft's May Patch Tuesday brought a lighter-than-usual load of 55 fixes for 32 of the Windows giant's applications and services, which is about half what was served up in April.

The Redmond-based firm's Office and Windows flagships house many of the identified vulnerabilities, alongside Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Skype, and other software.
Two of the critical updates focus on Exchange, another one is for Windows in general, and the last one is for the old Internet Explorer.

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