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Four Security Bulletins Released for July Patch Tuesday


IT admins everywhere are expressing collective sighs of relief as July’s Patch Tuesday features only four security bulletins. The bulletins resolve 22 reported software vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Windows and Windows Bluetooth among others. One of these is rated Critical, while the rest are rated Important.

The Critical bulletin fixes a privately reported vulnerability in the Windows Bluetooth Stack, which may allow an attacker to remotely execute code sent as specifically crafted Bluetooth packets to a system. However, this vulnerability only affects systems with Bluetooth capability and those installed with Windows 7 and Vista OS.

Two of the bulletins rated as Important resolves software bugs in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Windows Client/Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS) that may result to elevated user privilege by a remote user. The remaining bulletin resolves a publicly reported vulnerability in Microsoft Visio and may lead to a remote user having same access rights as the logged-on user.

Users are advised to immediately download and apply these patches. For more information regarding this month’s Patch Tuesday release, visit the Trend Micro security advisory page.

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