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MS13-066 is a vulnerability in active directory federation services that could allow active disclosure of a service name.

Year-to-date, Microsoft has released 65 security bulletins. For anyone keeping track, that’s seven more than what we had covered off on last year at this time. At the start of the year, we anticipated higher numbers in 2013, given Microsoft’s commitment to cleaning up the low hanging fruit out there. Last year at this time, there were 35 important patches issued; we now see 40. Our criticals in 2013 so far number 25, with 35 in total for 2012. Good news there!

Microsoft released eight security bulletins this Patch Tuesday. At first glance, that may seem like a high number but the good news is, at this time, none of the vulnerabilities have been under active attack. While three bulletins are considered critical, with the balance important, two should be your top priority, according to Paul Henry, security and forensics analyst, Lumension

 

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