Patch Tuesday This Month Was a Huge Hit!

Vulnerability

Patch Tuesday this month (June 2012) was quite a show of vulnerability patching.
From Microsoft Updates to Oracle Updates!

Oracle Updates

Java Standard Edition needed patched big time, Oracle notes. 14 vulnerabilities were found recently, which ensured the update. It is recommended to patch immediately from Java.com, because six of the vulnerabilities received the highest possible common vulnerability scoring system (CVSS) rating.

If 12 out of 14 vulnerabilities stay unpatched, they are remotely exploitable, which means they present a HUGE security risk!

This update addresses security vulnerabilities in the Java development kit (JDK) and runtime environment (JRE) version 7 update 4 and earlier, JDK and JRE version 6 update 32 and earlier, JDK and JRE update 35 and earlier, JDK and JRE 1.4.2 update 37 and earlier, and JavaFX 2.1 and earlier.

Oracle gives credit for reporting these vulnerabilities to Adam Gowdiak of Security Explorations, Andrei Costin of Secunia, Chris Ries of TippingPoint, and Clayton Smith of Entrust.

Microsoft Windows Updates

3 critical updates – 4 important updates = 7 total bulletins that were addressed.

Here is a rundown of the critical updates:

Overall, Patch Tuesday this time around was a huge hit.

Now, get to work on the updates:

Java.com

Windows Updates

 

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