Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Microsoft May, 2018 Security Updates

The May security release consists of 68 CVEs, of which 21 are listed as Critical, 45 are rated Important, and two listed as Low in severity.  Two are listed as being under active attack, and two more are listed as publicly known at the time of release.

The updates address Remote Code Execution, Denial of Service, Denial of Service, Information Disclosure, Elevation of Privilege, and Security Feature Bypass.  The release consists of security updates for the following software:

    • Internet Explorer
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Microsoft Windows
    • Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
    • ChakraCore
    • Adobe Flash Player
    • .NET Framework
    • Microsoft Exchange Server
    • Windows Host Compute Service Shim

      Known Issues: 4103723, 4103727, 4103718, and 4103712.

      As usual, Dustin Childs has provided a closer look at some of the patches for this month.in this month's Zero Day Initiative — The May 2018 Security Update Review.

      More:  For more information about the updates released today, see https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary.  Updates can be sorted by OS from the search box. Information about the update for Windows 10 is available at Windows 10 Update history.

      Additional Update Notes

      • Adobe Flash Player -- For Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows 10, Adobe Flash Player is now a security bulletin rather than a security advisory and is included with the updates as identified above.
      • MSRT -- Microsoft released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.  Note:  Users who are paranoid about the remote possibility of a FP can opt to run this tool from a Command Prompt, appending a   /N   parameter [for "detect only" mode].
      • Windows 10 -- A summary of important product developments included in each update, with links to more details is available at Windows 10 Update History. The page will be regularly refreshed, as new updates are released.


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