MS Security Update Guide
April 2017 Security Updates
April 11, 2017 - "The April security release consists of security updates for the following software:
Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
Visual Studio for Mac
Adobe Flash Player ..."
April 11, 2017, update for Microsoft Office
Last Review: Apr 11, 2017 - Revision: 5
April 11, 2017 - "Today is the first month since 1998 in which Microsoft stopped releasing security bulletins with the familiar MSxx-xxx format and replaced it with the new security update guide:
In today’s release Microsoft fixed a total of 45 vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution, denial-of-service, elevation of privileges, security feature bypass and spoofing. Top priority goes to the Office and WordPad CVE-2017-0199 which fixed a 0-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild. Exploitation of this vulnerability requires that a user open or preview a specially crafted file with an affected version of Office or WordPad. Attacker could accomplish this by sending a specially crafted file to the user and then convincing the user to open the file. We recommend administrators patch this as soon as possible..."
(More detail at the qualys URL above.)
Apr 11 2017 - "Today on Tuesday 2017-04-11, Microsoft announced its monthly security release (also known as "Patch Tuesday). Reviewing Microsoft's Security Update Guide, it looks like there's 644 updates with 210 of them listed as "Critical" severity..."
(More detail at the ISC URL above.)
April 11, 2017 - "... marks the end of Windows Vista's extended support phase. Microsoft won't release security updates for Windows Vista officially anymore*...
... Executive Summary: Security Bulletins are no longer provided. Microsoft switched the information system to the Security Update Guide fully. The April security update patches issues in all supported versions and editions of Microsoft Windows. Other Microsoft products with patches are Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, the .NET Framework, Silverlight, and Microsoft Office.
Operating System Distribution:
Windows Vista: 9 vulnerabilities, 1 critical, 8 important
Windows 7: 9 vulnerabilities, 1 critical, 8 important.
Windows 8.1: 23 vulnerabilities, 4 critical, 19 important.
Windows RT 8.1: 11 vulnerabilities, 1 critical, 10 important.
Windows 10 version 1703: 21 vulnerabilities, 5 critical, 16 important..."
Edited by AplusWebMaster, 11 April 2017 - 04:07 PM.