June 2012 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to fix Windows, Internet Explorer flaws Staff

Microsoft plans to issue seven bulletins in its June Patch Tuesday, including three bulletins rated “critical” that affect Windows, Internet Explorer and the .NET Framework.

The software giant said in its June 2012 Patch Tuesday Advance Notification

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the three critical bulletins address flaws that can be exploited remotely. The bulletins address several issues in Windows. They also address flaws affecting Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9.

Other issues being addressed affect Microsoft Office and Visual Basic for Applications, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, the company's ERP software suite. If successfully exploited, this bulletin would result in an escalation of privileges.

The bulletins are scheduled to be released June 19 at 1 p.m. ET.

This month’s Patch Tuesday comes shortly after Microsoft issued an out-of-bound emergency patch, revoking three fraudulent digital certificates that were used by the attackers behind the Flame malware. The software giant said it feared the fraudulent certificates could be used in broader attacks.

Microsoft is also working on a schedule to issue patches to better secure its update mechanism following the Flame attacks. Its Windows Update mechanism was spoofed in man-in-the-middle attacks on individuals in Iran and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

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