Patch Tuesday Fixes 46 Flaws

Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 05:05 PM gHale

This past week was Patch Tuesday and that resulted in 14 critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer among the targets of Microsoft’s monthly security patches.

Over all, the software giant fixed 46 vulnerabilities across products including Windows, Internet Explorer and Office.

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The patches were in 13 security bulletins, three flagged as critical and ten as important.

The critical bulletins, MS15-043, MS15-044 and MS15-045, cover remote code execution vulnerabilities in Windows, IE, Office, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Lync and Silverlight.

MS15-043 fixes 22 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, of which 14 rated critical. Critical vulnerabilities in IE allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on machines when their users visit malicious Web pages.

MS15-044 fixes two vulnerabilities in a font parsing library used by many Microsoft products. Attackers could exploit these flaws by embedding a specially crafted font in documents or Web pages.

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