Microsoft to release 9 security bulletins on April 9
Posted on: 03:28 PM IST Apr 07, 2013
Mumbai: Microsoft has released an advance notification of 9 security bulletins that it plans to release on April 9, 2013. In a table, it has listed the latest security bulletins in terms of severity of the vulnerability.
Of the 9 security bulletins that it plans to release on April 9, Microsoft has rated the vulnerability of 2 as critical and that of the remaining 7 as Important. The critical vulnerabilities, i.e. Bulletin 1 and 2, pertain to remote code execution issues. The Bulletin 1 vulnerability affects Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer while the Bulletin 2 vulnerability affects Microsoft Windows. The remaining 7 vulnerabilities, rated as Important, pertain to issues affecting Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server Software and Microsoft Windows.
Early last month, Microsoft posted an advance notification on its Security TechCenter. The security bulletins addressed issues (severities ranging from Critical to Important) affecting a host of the company's software. The Redmond giant planned to release seven security bulletins for Windows and some programs, starting March 12.
The first bulletin was to address a remote code execution vulnerability affecting Windows and Internet Explorer. The advance notification rated this vulnerability as critical and one that requires a restart. The second bulletin addressed a remote code execution vulnerability affecting Microsoft Silverlight. This vulnerability was also rated critical, but does not require a restart. The third bulletin addressed a remote code execution vulnerability affecting Office and was rated as critical in terms of severity.
The fourth security bulletin addressed a critical elevation of privilege vulnerability affecting both the Office and Server suites. The fifth and sixth security bulletins addressed an information disclosure vulnerability affecting Microsoft Office and were rated as Important. The last bulletin again addressed an elevation of privilege vulnerability affecting Windows.
Microsoft also listed security updates that users may need to install. It suggested that users should look up each program to check for any relevant security updates pertaining to that installation. Microsoft has also listed the severity rating of each security update.
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