Microsoft Issues Five Critical Security Updates

Microsoft has issued patches for 34 security bugs that affected Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge and Office. These were rolled up into nine security bulletins, five of which were rated as critical. All of the critical bulletins concerned 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 were all found to have various vulnerabilities. As mentioned, there were five critical updates that dealt with remote code execution vulnerabilities. The rest of the security bulletins bundled patches for bugs that concerned elevation of privileges and information disclosure.

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.

For more details on the patches that were issued, head over to Microsoft’s Security Bulletin page.

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