Microsoft Issues Software Updates for 17 Critical Vulnerabilities

[Sept 12, 2018]

Microsoft released its latest monthly Patch Tuesday update for September 2018, patching a total of 61 security vulnerabilities, 17 of which are rated as critical, 43 are rated Important, and one Moderate in severity.

This month’s security updates patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, MS Office, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, Microsoft.Data.OData, ASP.NET, and more.

Four of the security vulnerabilities patched by the tech giant this month have been listed as “publicly known” and more likely exploited in the wild at the time of release.

If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take control of an affected system, Microsoft explains.
An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Besides this, Microsoft has also pushed security updates to patch a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player.

Cyber Security Tips:

–      Users are strongly advised to apply all security patches as soon as possible to keep hackers and cybercriminals away from taking control of their systems

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


 

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