Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Updates IE, RDP, Certificate Tool2012.06.13 09:09 by Daniela
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Microsoft released seven security bulletins addressing 26 unique vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and other applications as part of June's Patch Tuesday release on June 12. The company separately announced changes to its automatic updater to block untrusted security certificates. Microsoft updated the updater tool after researchers at Kaspersky Lab uncovered how the Flame malware had gamed the process.
The new automatic updater feature provides a mechanism that allows Windows to specifically flag certificates as untrusted. In August, Microsoft is also planning to release a change to how Windows manages certificates that have RSA keys of less than 1024 bits in length.
Microsoft admitted that one of the baker's dozen was already being exploited by hackers, raising the importance of applying the update immediately.
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