May 2018 Patch Tuesday – Medium Weight, However One Active Exploit Needs Attention

May 2018 Patch Tuesday – Medium Weight, However One Active Exploit Needs Attention

This May’s Patch Tuesday has quite a few Microsoft fixes for both the OS and browsers. In all, 67 unique CVEs are addressed in 17 KB articles, with 21 CVEs marked Critical. 32 of these CVEs reference Remote Code Execution, 19 of which are Critical. Those who use Hyper-V have ... Read More
A “Patch for the Meltdown Patch” released out of band Thursday night

A “Patch for the Meltdown Patch” released out of band Thursday night

The Meltdown/Spectre saga continues… Late Thursday, Microsoft released a patch for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 operating systems to resolve CVE-2018-1038. Apparently, this vulnerability was actually introduced by the patches released in January to mitigate the effects of Meltdown. Microsoft did include a partial fix in the March updates ... Read More

December Patch Tuesday: Quiet End to the Year

This December Patch Tuesday is considerably lighter than last month’s patch releases. While only three of the fixes were for Windows operating systems, the majority of the vulnerabilities to pay attention to are Browser/Scripting Engine-based. Overall, this month’s updates address are fixes for 32 unique CVEs, 19 of which are ... Read More

November Patch Tuesday: 53 Vulnerabilities and a Massive Adobe Update

This November Patch Tuesday is moderate in volume and severity. Microsoft released patches to address 53 unique vulnerabilities, with 25 focused on Remote Code Execution fixes. Windows OS receives 14 patches, while the lion’s share is focused on Browsers, Microsoft Office, and Adobe. According to Microsoft, there do not appear ... Read More