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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Brings Slew Of Fixes
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 18:08

From Information Week

Ten advisories detailing 34 vulnerabilities -- 6 deemed "critical"-- round out the June security patch cycle.

As part of its "Patch Tuesday" cycle for issuing information about vulnerabilities in its products on the second Tuesday of each month, Microsoft Tuesday released 10 bulletins, covering 34 vulnerabilities. Six of those vulnerabilities rate as "critical," and affect Microsoft Windows, Data Analyzer ActiveX, Internet Explorer 8 Developer Tools and Internet Explorer.

"All the critical issues are client-side and can result in remote code execution in the context of the currently logged-in user if an attacker can trick an unsuspecting victim into performing some action," according to Symantec's Robert Keith, writing on the company's blog.

We spoke with Chris Sather, Product Management for Network Defense at McAfee about McAfee's next generation firewalls that analyze relationships and not protocols. Symantec's new CEO Enrique Salem talks with Dark Reading about Symantec's priorities, its recent acquisition of Mi5, the security as a service model, and some of his next moves. NetWitness' Eddie Schwartz explains how his company analyzes all network traffic all the time.

Overall, six of the 34 vulnerabilities affect Internet Explorer. According to Microsoft's security bulletin, "the most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer." PCs running IE6, IE7 and IE8 largely have a "critical" vulnerability. Microsoft said Windows servers running IE6, IE7 and IE8 faced a "moderate" vulnerability.


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