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.
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge
Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript
Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability in Windows IIS Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
Vulnerability in Microsoft RPC Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Information Disclosure
Vulnerability in Virtual Secure Mode could allow security feature bypass
Vulnerability in Volume Manager Driver could allow information disclosure
Tracking Microsoft Vulnerability Patches 2016
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!