Microsoft Releases June 2017 Security Updates

Original release date: June 13, 2017

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of a system.US-CERT encourages users and administ…

Original release date: June 13, 2017

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of a system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft's June 2017 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.


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Mozilla Releases Security Updates

Original release date: June 13, 2017

Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.US-CER…

Original release date: June 13, 2017

Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Security Advisory for Firefox 54 and Firefox ESR 52.2 and apply the necessary update.


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Adobe Releases Security Updates

Original release date: June 13, 2017

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, Shockwave Player, Captivate, and Digital Editions. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take c…

Original release date: June 13, 2017

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, Shockwave Player, Captivate, and Digital Editions. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB17-17, APSB17-18, APSB17-19, and APSB17-20 and apply the necessary updates.


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Win XP patched to avert new outbreaks spawned by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers

(credit: Microsoft)
On Tuesday, Microsoft took the highly unusual step of issuing security patches for XP and other unsupported versions of Windows. The company did this in a bid to protect the OSes against a series of “destructive” exploits develop…

(credit: Microsoft)

On Tuesday, Microsoft took the highly unusual step of issuing security patches for XP and other unsupported versions of Windows. The company did this in a bid to protect the OSes against a series of "destructive" exploits developed by, and later stolen from, the National Security Agency.

By Ars' count, Tuesday is only the third time in Microsoft history that the company has issued free security updates for a decommissioned product. One of those came one day after last month's outbreak of the highly virulent "WCry" ransom worm, which repurposed NSA-developed exploits. The exploits were leaked by the Shadow Brokers, a mysterious group that somehow got hold of weaponized NSA hacking tools. (WCry is also known as "WannaCry" and "WannaCrypt.")

Tuesday's updates, this updated Microsoft post shows, include fixes for three other exploits that were also released by the Shadow Brokers. A Microsoft blog post announcing the move said the patches were prompted by an "elevated risk of destructive cyberattacks" by government organizations.

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