Here is a brief overview of the patch Tuesday updates. Microsoft released 13 bulletins of which 5 are rated critical. There are critical fixes with the potential for remote code execution IE, Edge, Microsoft Word, Windows Media Play, the font rendering library, and the Microsoft PDF library.
Adobe released three critical security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader with a priority rating of 2, meaning that there is a high risk, but there is no known exploit yet. If you also use Adobe Digital Editions, there is a critical fixe for that as well. All of these potentially involve remote code execution, you should patch ASAP. There was no Flash update this month, but Adobe says one is coming soon.
Google releases and update to the stable channel version 49.0.2623.87 with three security fixes rated high.
Mozilla released Firefox 45 with 8 critical and 7 high severity security fixes .
If you run PuTTY, then you should also upgrade since the project released version 0.67, which contains several security fixes and the installer and executable are now signed. If you run WinSCP, you should patch that as well due to both the PuTTY upgrades and the OpenSSL upgrades.
There were no security patches from Apple today.
Since it is always worth mentioning, the next Oracle quarterly Critical Patch Update is April 19.
2016 Bulletin Summaries
Security Advisories 2016
March 2016 Security Update Release Summary - Microsoft Security Response Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
March 2016 Office Update Release | Office Updates
March 2016 Microsoft Patch Tuesday Security Bulletins | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
March 2016 Adobe Acrobat, Reader, Digital Editions Patches | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
Patch Tuesday March 2016 - Qualys Blog
March Patch Tuesday 2016 | Shavlik
Microsoft Patch Tuesday - SANS Internet Storm Center
Adobe Security Bulletin
Security Updates Available for Adobe Acrobat and Reader
Release date: March 3, 2016
Last updated: March 8, 2016
Vulnerability identifier: APSB16-09
CVE Numbers: CVE-2016-1007, CVE-2016-1008, CVE-2016-1009
Platform: Windows and Macintosh
Adobe Security Bulletin
Security update available for Adobe Digital Editions
Release date: March 8, 2016
Vulnerability identifier: APSB16-06
CVE number: CVE-2016-0954
Platform: Windows, Macintosh, iOS and Android
Chrome Releases: Stable Channel Update
Firefox - Notes (45.0) - Mozilla
Security Advisories for Firefox - Mozilla
Firefox 45 for developers - Mozilla | MDN
Firefox 45: Find out what is new - gHacks Tech News
PuTTY Change Log
WinSCP :: Official Site :: Download
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