As a consequence of skipping its February Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft is leaving two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities unpatched with proof-of-concept exploits available for both.
That raises the stakes exponentially on possible attacks, said Tod Beardsley, senior research director at Rapid7. “While there may not be active campaigns to exploit these issues today, the clock does appear to be ticking,” he said. Beardsley said he could not recall a time when Microsoft has had fixes announced for publicly demonstrable issues, and then failed to release them.
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