January 2012 Microsoft Patch Tuesday Summary
Welcome to another edition of patch Tuesday summary blog. Last month’s patch Tuesday involved patching 18 vulnerabilities over 13 bulletins, while this month we are patching 8 new vulnerabilities over 7 bulletins.
Here is a list of the vulnerabilities fixed in today’s patches:
MS12-001 - Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Security Feature Bypass
MS12-002 - Vulnerability in Windows Object Packager Could Allow Remote Code Execution
MS12-003 - Vulnerability in Windows Client/Server Run-time Subsystem Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
MS12-004 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Could Allow Remote Code Execution
MS12-005 - Vulnerability in Windows Could allow Remote Code Execution
MS12-006 - Vulnerability in SSL/TLS Could Allow Information Disclosure
MS12-007 - Vulnerability in Anti-XSS Library Could Allow Information Disclosure
Another year has arrived and we are ringing in the New Year with 8 vulnerabilities patched this month as opposed to the 3 we patched this time last year. There really isn’t much to say about the trend of the chart seeing as we are starting out a new year however, we will continue to track this year’s vulnerability patch cycle as we did the previous year. Remember to always be cautious when following links to other sites, as well as opening documents and email attachments, especially when the origin of the documents is unknown. As we do every month, we’ve released a signature update to address the vulnerabilities fixed in today’s patches. Happy patching!
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