As usual with Microsoft, every so often launches a series of security update for its operating systems and software. With these updates fix vulnerabilities and system failures. Sometimes a program may also address and provide better overall system performance.
Today Microsoft has released security bulletins corresponding to August 2013 in which they publish updates for Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Server Software. Of the 8 security bulletins released by Microsoft, 3 of them are considered critical and solve several vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on victim systems.
The first critical security update addresses vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, since version 6 to version 10. The second addresses the vulnerabilities in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The third critical bulletin is for Microsoft Server, Microsoft software specifically to Exchange Server 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Two security bulletins are intended to correct several vulnerabilities that allowed gain privileges to get administrator permissions on Windows. Other two newsletters solve faults that could cause denial of service in Windows, from Windows Vista to Windows 8 and its corresponding server versions. Finally, the latest bulletin fixes a vulnerability that permitted disclosure on server operating systems.
Together with previous updates, also updated the tool “Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” to allow the system to remove more malicious software tools occasionally slip into systems.
These updates come along today through Microsoft Windows Update Center. It is recommended to upgrade as soon as possible to correct the detected vulnerabilities and prevent hackers from taking over our team, especially in companies and their servers, which are the most critical data handled.