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OpenVPN has this week patched four vulnerabilities, including a critical remote code execution bug, a little more than a month after the results of two security audits of the open source VPN software were published. The patches were released after private disclosures in May and June by researcher Guido Vranken of the Netherlands.

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Mozilla fixed 32 vulnerabilities, including a critical bug that could have resulted in a crash, with the release Tuesday of Firefox 54, the latest version of its flagship browser. The critical bug, a use-after-free vulnerability, was dug up by longtime bug hunter Nils. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-5472) existed in the browser’s frameloader.

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Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday update today included a massive 95 fixes that tackle vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Skype, Internet Explorer and its Edge browser. Twenty-seven of Microsoft’s patches fix remote code execution issues, allowing attackers to remotely take control of a victim’s PC. Eighteen patches are rated critical by Microsoft, 76 important and one is rated moderate.

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