Compared to March 2017, this month’s Patch Tuesday is rather tame. This time last year, Microsoft was releasing patches for a number of zero-day vulnerabilities, including the EternalBlue, EternalSynergy, EternalRocks, and DoublePulsar vulnerabilities that the Shadow Brokers went on to disclose exploits for in April 2017.
This Patch Tuesday comes with 74 security updates, including fixes for two known vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-0808 and CVE-2018-0940); luckily this release arrives in a more timely fashion, as there have been no known exploitations of these vulnerabilities like we’ve seen in the past.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday March 2018 security updates
This month’s security updates cover the following list of products:
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Windows
- Microsoft Exchange Server
- ASP.NET Core
- Powershell Core
- .NET Core
- Microsoft Office
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Office Services and Web apps
The patches for Edge, ChakraCore, and Internet Explorer are all critical, and should be applied as soon as possible.
As with other Microsoft Patch Tuesdays, Adobe has published some security fixes, this time with two security updates to combat remote code execution flaws in Adobe Flash Player:
At the time of writing this blog, the most updated version of Adobe Flash Player is v 188.8.131.52.
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