Microsoft issues security updates for Windows and Internet Explorer
As part of its Patch Tuesday updates for June, Microsoft has issued seven security bulletins to fix issues in Windows, Internet Explorer, and other applications. Besides these bulletins, Microsoft has also modified its automatic updater tool to block malicious security certificates. This has been done to ensure computer security and to encounter the risks posed by the Flame malware.
Microsoft Security Bulletins MS12-036 and MS12-037 include security updates that are rated as critical. The MS12-036 update fixes vulnerabilities in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) that could allow remote code execution. This update is applicable to Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.
The MS12-037 update addresses thirteen vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that could allow remote code execution. It is applicable to Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Internet Explorer 9 on Windows PCs and servers.
Microsoft has warned that criminals could take advantage of the security loopholes and take control of the affected computers. It is recommended that Windows and Internet Explorer users should install these updates for the security of their machines.