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Microsoft pushes out massive security update for Internet Explorer

2014-06-11 10:07 by
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In its Patch Tuesday for June, Microsoft issued a big security update for Internet Explorer users, pushing out a critical security bulletin that fixes 57 vulnerabilities, including five flaws that were identified during the Pwn2Own hacking competition in March.

The company said that the most severe bugs patched by MS14-035 allows remote-code execution following a waterhole attack, where a user visits a malicious website designed to target a specific group of people.

"This security update resolves two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and 57 privately reported vulnerabilities in IE. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using IE," the firm said.

Among the other issued fixes are those for flaws in remote desktop, Lync Server, XML Core Services, Word, the TCP protocol, and the Microsoft Graphics Component that affect a range of products and services including versions of Windows and Office. The impact of a successful exploit ranges from denial of service, to information disclosure, to remote code execution.

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