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June Patch Tuesday to feature 28 fixes, comes with new Windows Update certificate

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for the month of June is now underway as the company has made available 28 fixes for vulnerabilities found in the company’s Windows operating system, Internet Explorer browser, and Office productivity suite.

There are a total of seven bulletins which fix a total of 28 flaws found in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, .NET Framework, Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Visual Basic. Three of the seven bulletins are rated as critical and deal with remote code execution while the remaining four are rated important and deal with elevated privileges being granted to hackers.

June’s Patch Tuesday will also feature a change to the company’s Windows Update service due to a recent certificate issue that allowed a malicious file to be passed as an available Windows update. As Kaspersky Labs explains, the new Windows Update “will involve deploying a new certificate that will be the only one trusted by WU clients, and that certificate only will be used to protect WU files.”

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