Microsoft released seven (7) bulletins. Four bulletins are identified as Critical with three bulletins rated Important.
The critical bulletins address 20 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Server Tools, and Silverlight. The bulletins rated Important address issues in Microsoft Windows and Office.
With today's Windows Update, Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT is being updated to enable Flash content to run by default. On Windows 8, all Flash content continues to be enabled for IE on the desktop. Additional information is available in the IE Blog post,
Included in updates today is an update addressing an issue in the Kernel-Mode Drivers where an attacker could own your machine by inserting a malicious USB device. In this scenario, logging on to the machine is not required. Additional details about the update are available in the below-linked MSRC Blog post.
|Bulletin Number||Bulletin Title||Bulletin KB|
|MS13-021||Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer||2809289|
|MS13-022||Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows||2814124|
|MS13-023||Vulnerability in Microsoft Office||2801261|
|MS13-024||Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office||2780176|
|MS13-025||Vulnerability in Microsoft Office||2816264|
|MS13-026||Vulnerability in Microsoft Office||2813682|
|MS13-027||Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows||2807986|
SupportThe following additional information is provided in the Security Bulletin:
- The affected software listed have been tested to determine which versions are affected. Other versions are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software version, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
- Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support
- Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center
- Local support according to your country: International Support
- MSRC: Evolving Response and the March 2013 Bulletin Release
- TechNet: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2013
- Security and Safety Center: Microsoft security updates for March 2013