Windows developer will be pushing out a total of seven updates for Internet Explorer, Silverlight, and Office on coming Tuesday. Four of the patches are marked “critical”, which means that they will stop an attacker to run malware on the PC just by the person visiting a web site.
One of the critical patches is to fix a security hole present in Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 10 across XP to Windows 8. The critical Office patch is an interesting one. Woflgang Kandek, CTO at security firm Qualys says:
“It is puzzling to see such a high rating for this software that typically requires opening of an infected file in order for the attack to work. It will be interesting to see the attack vector for this vulnerability that warrants the ‘critical’ rating.
If you are using any of these aforementioned software, then we would recommend you to update as son as possible.