Microsoft Readies 12 Updates for Patch Tuesday
This coming Tuesday, June 13, is Microsoft's monthly security-patch update day, and the software giant has a big set of fixes for its users to download. In total, Microsoft will be releasing 12 patches for vulnerabilities in its software.
This month's set of patches will include fixes for a critical zero-day flaw in Microsoft Word and an Internet Explorer update that addresses the way in which the browser deals with ActiveX controls.
According to the security bulletin published on June 8, nine of the security updates will address issues in Windows. In addition, there will be two security updates for Office, an update for Exchange, and an update for the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.
"This bumper pack of security patches should be treated seriously by firms running Windows, and any computer user who relies on Microsoft software," said Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at security firm Sophos.
"Any time that Microsoft is prepared to go public and say that there is a critical problem in its software, everyone should sit up, listen, and be sure to take the necessary action to expedite their protection," he said. "In the past, hackers have quickly followed vulnerability announcements from Microsoft with attacks, so it's important that people take these advisories seriously."
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