Microsoft patches critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Office & IE

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2015 has been released and it includes critical patches that fix many critical security vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft SQL Server, Office, and IE. The official blog shows a table summarizing the security bulletins for this month in order of severity. A total of 14 bulletins are released out of which 4 are described as critical and rest 10 are characterized as important.windows8patchtuesday

The critical updates include-

  • MS15-065- Security Update for Internet Explorer
  • MS15-066- Vulnerability in VBScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3072604)
  • MS15-067- Vulnerability in RDP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3073094)
  • MS15-068- Vulnerabilities in Windows Hyper-V Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3072000)

The Microsoft Security Bulletin also includes an exploitability index which let users assess the exploitability of each vulnerabilitY addressed this month. This index provides an additional information to evaluate the potential risks further. Also, there is a table showing the major software affected for various Windows operating system and components.

Microsoft recommends users to check the table of affected software and install the security updates suggested. Users may need to install several security updates for a single vulnerability. Users having the Automatic Updates enabled in their PC, will get a Security update notification, others have to do that manually.

More details can be found at Security TechNet.

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