Double patch day: Microsoft released Microsoft has released not only the updates of March Patchdays as expected but also made up the four weeks cancelled February patch day ago 18 security updates

. This 18 update to download is available since yesterday evening total of which eliminate 9 vulnerabilities classified as critical. Among them are bugs in the browsers Internet Explorer and edge, Windows Hyper-V and Windows-PDF library.

(Bild: Shutterstock) cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer closes 12 vulnerabilities in versions 9, 10 and 11. The inject and execute malicious code can enable view specially crafted Web sites in the Microsoft browser. The security bulletin MS17-006 according to an attacker could take over even the complete control of an affected system. This also applies to 32 vulnerabilities in edge.

in the hypervisor Hyper-V plug four vulnerabilities which allow the user a virtualized guest operating system may execute arbitrary code on the host operating system. Windows Vista, Server 2008, 7 are affected 8.1, 2008 R2, server 2012 and 2012 R2, 10, and server 2016.

holds a critical remote code execution Microsoft also at weaknesses in the Windows-PDF library in Windows SMB server, Microsoft Uniscribe, the Microsoft Graphics component and Internet Explorer 11 and edge integrated in the Flash-plug-in for probably. So patches should be available now for all latest zero-day gaps which had made public researcher Google including . For security-related bugs in all supported versions of

more fixes Microsoft distributed Office applications of Excel and Word. Plug in the Office packages for Windows and Mac OS X. Furthermore, Exchange Server 2013 and 2016 are Windows IIS, the Windows kernel, the Windows kernel-mode drivers, the Active Directory Federation Services, Windows DVD Maker, DirectShow and Microsoft XML core services, vulnerable. These bugs could lead to the disclosure of information or an unauthorized extension of user rights.

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Windows 10 creators update – these are the changes

Windows 10 creators update offers numerous improvements for the surface and the security of Windows 10. These new features can be already now extensively and free test with the Insider preview 15014.

is the build 14393.953 available for Windows 10. It contains a first hint of the forthcoming update of the creators. In the settings for Windows Update, users can now be prompted to inform themselves about the function update. The late last week published Testbuild 15055 also suggests, that the final in March or at the latest in early April is delivered: build 15055 lifts the version number of the Windows 10 of 1607 (anniversary update) on 1703 at . The abbreviation is always for the year and the month in which the respective update Microsoft finished or published.

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