Oh thank heaven, for 7/11? On a day where Slurpees are the norm, networks across the world were getting a bunch of patches from Microsoft.
All told, Microsoft patched 54 vulnerabilities, 19 of them Critical, with one of the Critical fixes “in the wild“. All the the Critical patches were of the type that allowed Remote Code Execution (RCE); the hostile takeover of your computer. Patched were the Windows kernel, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, the .NET Framework, and Exchange Server.
Operating systems affected included Windows 7 through Windows 10, 2008 Server through 2016 server. In a strange move considering the Windows Vista is “dead”, Microsoft offered the following kernel fixes for Vista also:
That is because the patches are essentially a “do-over” for similar patches released on 9/13/2016. These are detailed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-111 here.
Adobe fixed three Critical problems in the Adobe Flash Player and another three problems in Adobe Connect.
Coming to a PC near you………a reboot! (Mine did already).