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May 2016 Microsoft Patch Tuesday Summary
May 10, 2016

Welcome to the May edition of Microsoft Patch Tuesday Summary. In this edition there are 15 updates; 7 are marked "Critical" and 8 are rated "Important".  A total of 36 CVE's (Common Vulnerability and Exposure) were fixed over 15 bulletins this month. One of the Critical update MS16-051 is an Internet Explorer (IE 9 to 11) patch. This single update resolves 5 CVE's (Common Vulnerability and Exposure).

 

Here is a list of Security bulletins which were rolled out in today's Patch Tuesday release.

 

Bulletin ID

Bulletin Title

Bulletin Severity

MS16-051

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Critical

MS16-052

Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge

Critical

MS16-053

Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript

Critical

MS16-054

Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Critical

MS16-055

Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Critical

MS16-056

Vulnerability in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Critical

MS16-057

Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Critical

MS16-058

Vulnerability in Windows IIS Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Important

MS16-059

Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Important

MS16-060

Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Important

MS16-061

Vulnerability in Microsoft RPC Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Important

MS16-062

Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Important

MS16-065

 Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Information Disclosure

Important

MS16-066

Vulnerability in  Virtual Secure Mode could allow security feature bypass

Important

MS16-067

Vulnerability in  Volume Manager Driver could allow information disclosure

Important

 

Tracking Microsoft Vulnerability Patches 2016

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As shown in the chart above, number of vulnerabilities which were patched this month is significantly higher than that of previous month's where 30 vulnerabilities were patched. As we do every month, we’ve released a signature update #2717 to address vulnerabilities fixed in this month's patches. Happy patching!

 

For additional information on how you can protect your network from emerging threats, please visit http://www.juniper.net/as/en/security/

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