Five September patches delivered by Microsoft

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Monthly update addresses eight vulnerabilities.

Microsoft has released the September edition of its monthly security update.

The September 'Patch Tuesday' release contains five security bulletins which address eight security vulnerabilities in all.

Each of the five bulletins has been rated as "critical" and, if exploited, could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a target system. The bulletins all address components of Windows and include vulnerabilities in the Jscript scripting tool, Windows Media Format tool, DHTML ActiveX control and WirelessLan AutoConfig and TCP/IP software.

Absent from the September update was a fix for the recently-disclosed flaws in Windows IIS. The company said that it was still working on developing a patch for that vulnerability.

While the update addresses critical flaws in all currently supported versions of Windows, Microsoft said that neither Windows 7 nor Windows Server 2008 R2 would need to be patched.

McAfee Avert Labs director of research and communications Dave Marcus said that the September patch should be applied as soon as possible due to the high risk posed by the Wireless Lan AutoConfig and TCP/IP vulnerabilities.

"These vulnerabilities are the most likely to be exploited by malicious code and are two of the best worm candidates that we've seen since Conficker," said Marcus.

"That said, all of today's security bulletins address vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take complete control of a vulnerable PC."

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


Five September patches delivered by Microsoft
 
 
 
Top Stories
The True Cost of BYOD - 2014 survey
Twelve months on from our first study, is BYOD a better proposition?
 
Photos: Unboxing the Magnus supercomputer
Pawsey's biggest beast slots into place.
 
ANZ looks to life beyond the transaction
If digital disruptors think an online payments startup could rock the big four, they’ve missed the point of why people use banks, says Patrick Maes.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
What is delaying adoption of public cloud in your organisation?







   |   View results
Lock-in concerns
  29%
 
Application integration concerns
  3%
 
Security and compliance concerns
  27%
 
Unreliable network infrastructure
  9%
 
Data sovereignty concerns
  22%
 
Lack of stakeholder support
  3%
 
Protecting on-premise IT jobs
  4%
 
Difficulty transitioning CapEx budget into OpEx
  3%
TOTAL VOTES: 1133

Vote