Once again, everyone, the second Tuesday of another month has passed and the computer industry has graced society with more updates. June has turned out to be a quiet month for both Microsoft and Adobe, as both companies have released a small number of updates (only one for Adobe!). Oracle is still outside it’s typical Quarterly update routine, so there is nothing new from those guys. But, enough boring stuff, here’s the juicy details:
- One critical update this month and its for Internet Explorer. This patch affects every version and addresses nineteen (yes, 19!) vulnerabilities. Applying this update WILL require a restart, so users will want to try it out on test computers before committing changes to production systems.
- And four important updates, 3 for Windows targeted at various versions of the operating system, and one for Office 2003 and Office for Mac 2011. Yes, that last one is a little odd.
- The only patch here is for Flash Player 11.7 that addresses a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to crash Flash and take control of a system. Users are encouraged to update as soon as possible.
Users are encouraged to apply these updates to a test system prior to deployment to their critical systems to test for conflicts and problems caused by the updates to existing programs. Microsoft Windows users are encouraged to test and apply the Critical update as soon as possible to avoid potential exploitation.
Here are links to the advisories:
Additionally, another reminder about Windows XP’s End of Support date set at April 8th, 2014. Please check our blog post for more information directly from Microsoft.
As always, if you have any questions or want to get on our Preventive Maintenance schedule to get this updates applied, feel free to contact us.