Wednesday 8 June 2016

Critical updates for IE, Edge and Adobe Flash for April Patch Tuesday

This April, Microsoft has released another large batch of Windows updates with six rated as critical and the remaining seven rated as important.

Although there has been a large amount of hype relating to the latest security scare (BadLock), the real issue this month is the Adobe Player vulnerability addressed in MS16-050. Both Microsoft browsers require urgent updates due to more memory corruption issues (MS16-037 and MS16-038). I am not quite sure that Microsoft does this deliberately, but it seems that every month, the second to last update rated as important could be considered a little “worrisome.” This month it's MS16-048, which updates a key windows system (that handles logins) that may require some additional testing before production deployments.

Here’s the link to Shavlik’s helpful Patch Tuesday infographic that outlines the risks and exploitability of all these patches.

You can read more about this ComputerWorld article here.  

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