WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 60 – Oracle CPU

During a week of such tragedy, it’s hard to give much thought to network and information security (InfoSec). Yet, we must stay vigilant, lest abhorrent cyber criminals leverage such tragedies against us in social networking campaigns.

Windows Updates Fix Critical RDC Flaw, and More

Today, Microsoft released six security bulletins that describe around ten vulnerabilities affecting Windows or components related to it, such as Remote Desktop Client, Active Directory, and the Antimalware client (part of Windows Defender in Windows 8). Each of these vulnerabilities affect different versions of Windows to varying degrees. A remote attacker could exploit the worst of these flaws to gain complete control of your Windows PC. We recommend you download, test, and deploy these updates – especially the critical ones – as quickly as possible.

Silverlight and Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Patches

Today, Microsoft released two security bulletins that describe four vulnerabilities in Windows and the Silverlight component, which is commonly installed with it. A remote attacker could exploit the worst of these flaws to potentially gain complete control of your Windows PC. We recommend you download, test, and deploy these updates – especially the critical one – as quickly as possible.

Windows Updates Fix a Wide Range of Security Vulnerabilities

Today, Microsoft released eight security bulletins that describe around 39 vulnerabilities affecting Windows or components related to it, such as the .NET Framework and DirectShow. Each of these vulnerabilities affects different versions of Windows to varying degrees.

Windows Updates Include .NET and MSXML Fixes

Today, Microsoft released six security bulletins that describe 11 vulnerabilities affecting Windows or components related to it, such as the .NET Framework and XML Core Services (MSXML). Each of these vulnerabilities affects different versions of Windows to varying degrees. One of the component vulnerabilities (MSXML) also affects other Microsoft products, including Office, SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Expression.