6 Critical Windows Updates for March 2012

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Not whole a lot comparing to the past 2 months in 2012 but there is one update among these 6 that is critically important and is highly recommended being installed immediately.

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MS12-020 – Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2671387)

It details a critical vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Protocol, which could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends a sequence of specially crafted RDP packets to an affected system. However, a computer with RDP disabled is not at risk. And this affects both Windows client and server.

MS12-017 – Vulnerability in DNS Server Could Allow Denial of Service (2647170)

MS12-018 – Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2641653)

MS12-021 – Vulnerability in Visual Studio Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2651019)

MS12-022 – Vulnerability in Expression Design Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2651018)

MS12-019 – Vulnerability in DirectWrite Could Allow Denial of Service (2665364)

All updates are ready to download and install by yesterday, so if you haven’t done so, please don’t miss them. Keeping your Windows system up-to-date with all these security updates is the most efficient way staying away being hacked.

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