Cyber Security News (11th July 2018)

1.  Microsoft Releases Patch Updates for 53 Vulnerabilities In Its Software

Microsoft has released security patch updates for 53 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Edge, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, PowerShell, Visual Studio, and Microsoft Office and Office Services, and Adobe Flash Player.Out of 53 vulnerabilities, 17 are rated critical, 34 important, one moderate and one as low in severity.

Most of the critical issues are memory corruption flaws in IE, Edge browser and Chakra scripting engine, which if successfully exploited, could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted system in the context of the current user. One of these critical flaws (CVE-2018-8327), reported by researchers at Casaba Security, also affects PowerShell Editor Services that could allow a remote attacker to execute malicious code on a vulnerable system.

Cyber Security Tips:

-Users & IT Administrators are strongly advised to apply security patches as soon as possible to keep hackers and cybercriminals away from taking control of their computers.

-For installing security updates, simply head on to Settings → Update & security → Windows Update → Check for updates, or you can install the updates manually.


2.  Adobe Releases Security Patch Updates For 112 Vulnerabilities 

Adobe has released security patches for a total 112 vulnerabilities in its products, most of which have a higher risk of being exploited.

The vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s patch Tuesday affect Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Connect, Adobe Acrobat, and Reader.

Security updates include patches for two vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player for various platforms and application.

The company has patched a total of 104 security vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader, of which 51 are rated as critical and rest are important in severity.


Cyber Security Tips:

  • It is recommended to end users and administrators to install the latest security updates of Adobe as soon as possible.

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