March 2012 Microsoft Patch Tuesday Summary
Welcome to another edition of patch Tuesday summary blog. Last month’s patch Tuesday involved patching 21 vulnerabilities over 9 bulletins, while this month we are patching 7 new vulnerabilities over 6 bulletins.
Here is a list of the vulnerabilities fixed in today’s patches:
MS12-017 - Vulnerability in DNS Server Could Allow Denial of Service
MS12-018 - Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
MS12-019 - Vulnerability in DirectWrite Could Allow Denial of Service
MS12-020 - Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution
MS12-021 - Vulnerability in Visual Studio Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
MS12-022 - Vulnerability in Expression Design Could Allow Remote Code Execution
As shown in the chart above, in March the number of vulnerabilities patched has dropped down. 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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