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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.
Though today’s Patch Day might seem pretty average as far as the number of security bulletins released, it does cover a rather eclectic range of Microsoft products. In fact, a few of the updates affect Mac users as well, and one is even exclusive to Mac.
Though not the biggest on record, today’s Patch Day is no slouch.
As expected, Microsoft released a dozen security bulletins, fixing 57 vulnerabilities that affect a range of their software, including:
Are you ready for the first Patch Day of 2013? If you run a Microsoft shop (Mac users need not apply this month), get ready as you’ll want to install some of today’s updates as soon as you can.
If you’re anything like me, your late December schedule is quickly filling with holiday parties, family activities, and seasonal days off. This means if you want to secure your Microsoft environment before the end of the year, you better get started earlier rather than later.
It’s Microsoft Patch Day and I have a question for you. How quick are you at applying software updates? Do you jump on them within the day; a week, or are you months behind?