June looks like a busy month for Microsoft, having set out to correct 27 vulnerabilities in total with the majority of the critical updates related to the company's web browser, Internet Explorer. As is the trend these days, Microsoft is patching most of the software due to holes in the software which allow for remote code execution and elevation of privilege by external intruders.
The updates will be available for download later today (Tuesday 12th June 2012) globally, but for most users who have Windows Update on automatic, they need not worry. Obviously those who update their computers or networks manually, we recommend updating as soon as possible.
Below is an overview of the affected software in this month's 'Patch Tuesday':
- Windows (XP SP3, Vista, 7, Server 2003/2008)
- Windows Remote Desktop
- Internet Explorer
- .NET Framework
- Windows Lync
- Microsoft Dynamics AX Enterprise Portal
Several of the updates (which are for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems) will require restarts in order for them to become effective. Microsoft has a page which lists all of the updates they send out each month, users can view specific details here.
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletins