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Microsoft released 12 patches, 5 rated critical, 1 being exploited in the wild

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    Microsoft released 12 security updates for September 2015 Patch Tuesday, five of which are rated critical and one is currently being exploited in the wild.

    Microsoft patches rated critical

    MS15-097 contains a fix for a flaw currently being exploited in the wild, so it should be your top priority. It patches 11 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component which could allow remote code execution.

    Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek wrote, “The bulletin is rated critical on Windows Vista and Server 2008, plus Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010, plus Lync 2007, 2010, 2013. In addition one of the vulnerabilities, rated as only as important in the bulletin is under attack in the wild: CVE-2015-2546 allows for an escalation of privilege once on the machines, allowing the attacker to become administrator of the targeted machine. CVE-2015-2546 affects all versions of Windows including Windows 10.”

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