In the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin, the vendor has issued patches for 16 security bugs for its software of which eight are rated as critical. Some of them affect all supported Windows operating systems including Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. Among the critical security flaws found, a handful involved remote code execution which would allow hackers to take over vulnerable PCs. Here are the details.
Microsoft’s Windows operating system, Office productivity suite, Internet Explorer and Edge browsers have all been found to have some sort of vulnerability according to the vendor’s security bulletin. There are zero-day bugs among the 16 vulnerabilities that have been listed, which means attackers may have already been exploiting the flaws well before Microsoft discovered them.
Ten of the vulnerabilities found involve remote code execution and the rest pertain to elevation of privileges, information disclosure and security bypass. You can read the full breakdown of each security flaw over on Microsoft’s Bulletin.
If you have Automatic Updates turned on for your PC that runs a supported operating system, the patches would have already been applied. With so many critical vulnerabilities on the list, if you haven’t applied the latest Windows update, you should get a move on and do so now.