Security Fixes in Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday”

Microsoft’s next scheduled monthly patch update is Tuesday, June 13, and with it will come a number of security fixes for Windows as well as updates to other Microsoft products.

The update will feature nine Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows, at least one of which is critical. One patch will change how Internet Explorer handles ActiveX controls, the results of a lawsuit, not a security problem.

Microsoft issued a “compatibility patch” in April to give developers time to adjust to the new method of handling controls, but with this patch, that compatibility bridge will go away.

Microsoft will not provide details on the security flaw until the patch is released, which should give some indication of the severity of the flaw. Some of these patches will require a server restart.

There will also be one Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Exchange with a maximum severity rating of “Important.” Microsoft would only say it involves a functionality change discussed in Knowledge Base article 912918. Finally, there are two Security Bulletins involving Microsoft Office, at least one of which is rated “Critical.”

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Andy Patrizio
Andy Patrizio
Andy Patrizio is a freelance journalist based in southern California who has covered the computer industry for 20 years and has built every x86 PC he’s ever owned, laptops not included.

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