Microsoft Patch Tuesday – July 2017

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This month Microsoft has patched 54 vulnerabilities, 19 of which are rated Critical.

As always, customers are advised to follow these security best practices:

  • Install vendor patches as soon as they are available.
  • Run all software with the least privileges required while still maintaining functionality.
  • Avoid handling files from unknown or questionable sources.
  • Never visit sites of unknown or questionable integrity.
  • Block external access at the network perimeter to all key systems unless specific access is required.

Microsoft’s summary of the July 2017 releases can be found here:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance

This month’s update covers vulnerabilities in:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Windows Kernel
  • Windows Graphics Component
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Windows PowerShell
  • WordPad
  • Kerberos
  • .NET Framework
  • HoloLens

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