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[ISN] Microsoft Patch Tuesday Targets 26 Application Flaws
By Brian Prince
Microsoft released its Patch Tuesday update today, which includes a fix
for a zero-day flaw affecting Microsoft Office Access that has been
targeted by hackers. Other fixes address issues in Microsoft Excel,
PowerPoint, Windows and other products.
Microsoft released its August Patch Tuesday update today with 11
bulletins that plug 26 security holes across multiple products.
Six of the bulletins are rated "critical" and address remotely
exploitable flaws in Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft
Office Access, Microsoft Office and the Windows operating system. The
critical bulletins swat a total of six bugs in Internet Explorer, five
affecting Microsoft Office filters, four in Microsoft Excel, three in
Microsoft PowerPoint and one apiece affecting Office Access and the
Windows Image Color Management system.
"The patches that address zero-days issues are the most critical as some
of the zero-days are actively being exploited by attackers,â said Amol
Sarwate, manager of the vulnerabilities lab at Qualys. âItâs important
to note that users should make it a priority to install all of the
patches this month. This is the biggest batch of client-side security
patches weâve seen from Microsoft."
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