IT Gets a Summer Vacation with Light Patch Load for June

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Your next priority should be bulletin 5, which is an Office vulnerability. Though this is ranked important, it’s your second priority because there have been limited attacks using this vulnerability in the wild. Though it’s not considered to be publicly known, it is being actively exploited to some extent, so be sure to patch it immediately. It can be exploited through the distribution of a malicious file, which hopefully your users know better than to click on.

It’s a record month for Microsoft this month, according to Paul Henry, security and forensic analyst at Lumension. With just five bulletins, June marks the lowest number of bulletins we’ve seen from Microsoft to date this year, making it a light month for IT admins. It’s also the halfway point for the year, which is always a good time to look back at last year and compare. With 50 total bulletins for the year, Microsoft has issued a total of eight more bulletins this year than at the same time last year. Interestingly, the company has issued exactly the same number of critical bulletins so far this year at 16. That means the balance is made up of important bulletins, which are the type of bulletins we prefer to see.


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