Microsoft patches remote code execution vulnerabilities

Microsoft has addressed three critical vulnerabilities as well as six issues ranked as important as part of its latest Patch Tuesday release (July 10).

The updates are aimed at reducing the risk of cyber crime by improving security and rectifying potential areas of exploitation, with most addressing the threat of remote code execution.

"The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted web page using Internet Explorer," reads one update for Microsoft Windows.

"An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user."

Another update addresses security flaws in Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, while resolutions for vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office for Mac have also been provided.

Patch Tuesday occurs on the second Tuesday of every month and is a part of Microsoft's continued efforts to stay ahead of advancing cybercrime techniques.

With the rapid evolution of technology, the possibility of potential backdoors and points of exploitation arising is nearly unavoidable. This is why regular security audits are so important towards ensuring good vulnerability management amongst businesses.

Microsoft will host a webcast to address customer questions relating to these updates at 4:00AM July 12 (AEST).

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