Microsoft delivers two critical updates

In today’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft delivers two security bulletins that address vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Office and Visual Basic for Applications.

Vulnerability in Outlook Express and Windows Mail Could Allow Remote Code Execution
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visits a malicious e-mail server. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local 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.

Vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Could Allow Remote Code Execution
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a host application opens and passes a specially crafted file to the Visual Basic for Applications runtime. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. 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.

In the following video, Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek & Richie Lai, vulnerability research director discuss this months Microsoft Patch Tuesday release.




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