Like our weak winter weather, 2012 is starting out mild on the patch front. Microsoft kicked out seven patches this week -- and only one is critical. While we expect critical fixes for Windows and IE, this time around the problem is with Media Player -- two problems, actually. Both of which allow remote code execution exploits. The exploits work by tricking a user into downloading malicious media content.
This month also hosted a brand new category of exploit, the Security Features Bypass. As indicated, these exploits simply bypass security features, such as .NET's and C++'s SafeSEH tool.
Other fixes involve SSL 3.0 and Microsoft's Anti-Cross Site Scripting (AntiXSS) Library.
Posted by Doug Barney on 01/11/2012 at 1:18 PM
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Microsoft President Brad Smith says that regulation of generative AI technology, like ChatGPT, is inevitable and should be rolling out by nations in the year ahead.
Microsoft this week included some Windows 11 client news amid its many Build announcements for developers, promising to soon deliver new features to Windows 11 version 22H2 users.
Microsoft this week announced a few product additions to Microsoft Entra, which is Microsoft's branded suite of identity and access management solutions.
Microsoft this week described a bunch of Microsoft Edge browser enhancements as part of its Build developer event announcements.
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