Microsoft Patch Tuesday July 2014 fixes six vulnerabilities in Windows and IE

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for Windows

The next wave of updates for Windows and various other products, which Microsoft refers as Patch Tuesday, is happening next week and the company is already announcing six security bulletins. 

Three of these are rated as Important, one is rated as Moderate, and the remaining two are rated as Critical. All the updates for July are to patch Windows and Internet Explorer. 

As every second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft is expected to release the updates on July 8th, 2014, at 10 am PDT. The company as usual doesn’t reveal any specific details about which vulnerabilities are being addressed to prevent further exploit. 

To learn more about these security bulletins, visit this Microsoft’s web page.

Update: On July 8th, Microsoft released the security bulletin details. As mentioned previously this Patch Tuesday address 29 Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVEs) in Windows and Internet Explorer. According to the company “The security bulletin for Windows Journal addresses one privately reported CVE that could allow an attacker to execute code on your system if you open a malicious Windows Journal file.” And “the security bulletin for Internet Explorer addressing a total of 24 CVEs. The most critical of these could allow remote code execution if a user views a webpage specially crafted by a cybercriminal.” More details at the Microsoft Security Response Center.


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