6 Windows Security Updates for November 2012


Patch Tuesday..for Windows, 6 security updates in total – 4 critical, 1 important, and 1 moderate, to address 19 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Shell, Windows Kernel, Internet Explorer, Internet Information Services (IIS), .NET Framework, and Excel.

MS12-071 – Critical – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2761451)

MS12-072 – Critical – Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2727528)

MS12-074 – Critical – Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2745030)

MS12-075 – Critical – Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2761226)

MS12-076 – Important – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2720184)

MS12-073 – Moderate – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Could Allow Information Disclosure (2733829)

Notably, the new released Windows 8 got 3 critical updates and Surface RT had 1 critical and 1 important.

For those who need to prioritize the deployment, two critical ones, MS12-071 and MS12-075, need to go first.

5353.November 2012 Deployment

The updates will be kicked in automatically if windows updates is scheduled to download and install. Or, a manual update is highly recommended.


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