Tuesday February 12, 2013

Microsoft Fixes Critical Flaws

It is Patch Tuesday once again. This round of updates fixes 57 known security vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and IE. So, if you are running a Windows box, today is definitely the day to get your patch on.

This security update resolves thirteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.