Microsoft Security Bulletin May 2013 To Address 33 Vulnerabilities Released

Microsoft today published its monthly security bulletin release on May 16, 2012. This month Microsoft has included 10 security bulletin updates plus a firmware update for Surface Pro and Surface RT this month.

The 10 bulletins released this month address 33 vulnerabilities which includes vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Vision, and Microsoft Windows Essentials. microsoft security bulletin may 2013

These vulnerabilities included in the May 2013 Security Bulletin allows the attackers to gain access to the sensitive information stored in your system and to execute the arbitrary code.

The bulletin this month also includes the new Surface Pro firmware update. The best thing in the security bulletin this month is that Microsoft now supports PXE booting with the Surface Pro Ethernet adapter.

The Jeff Alexander wrote of Microsoft in his blog post that “This will be great for enterprises to get a custom image on the device!” 

Check out the table below showcasing this month’s bulletins :

Bulletin ID

Bulletin Title and Executive Summary

Maximum Severity Rating & Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software

MS13-037

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

This security update resolves eleven privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Requires restart Microsoft Windows,
Internet Explorer
MS13-038 Security Update for Internet ExplorerThis security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows,
Internet Explorer
MS13-039 Vulnerability in HTTP.sys Could Allow Denial of Service

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker sends a specially crafted HTTP packet to an affected Windows server or client.
Important
Denial of Service
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
MS13-040 Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Spoofing

This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in the .NET Framework. The more severe of the vulnerabilities could allow spoofing if a .NET application receives a specially crafted XML file.
Important
Spoofing
May require restart Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft .NET Framework
MS13-041 Vulnerability in Lync Could Allow Remote Code ExecutionThis security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Lync. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker shares specially crafted content, such as a file or program, as a presentation in Lync or Communicator and then convinces a user to accept an invitation to view or share the presentable content. Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Lync
MS13-042 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution

This security update resolves eleven privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user open a specially crafted Publisher file with an affected version of Microsoft Publisher.
Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS13-043 Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution

This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow code execution if a user opens a specially crafted file or previews a specially crafted email message in an affected version of Microsoft Office software.
Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS13-044 Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Information Disclosure

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user opens a specially crafted Visio file.
Important
Information Disclosure
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS13-045 Vulnerability in Windows Essentials Could Allow Information Disclosure

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Essentials. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user opens Windows Writer using a specially crafted URL.
Important
Information Disclosure
May require restart Microsoft Windows Essentials
MS13-046 Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation Of PrivilegeThis security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to the system and runs a specially crafted application. Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows

Make sure you download and install the updates as soon as they are made available.

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