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Microsoft Patch Tuesday gives attackers a roadmap to XP vulnerabilities

Joab Jackson | May 14, 2014
For the latest round of Microsoft's monthly collection of software patches, the company has fixed critical issues in Internet Explorer (IE) and Windows that have already been used by malicious attackers to compromised systems.

SharePoint users should review the third critical vulnerability, MS14-022, which would allow an attacker to update a file with malicious code to a SharePoint site.

In addition to the Microsoft patches, administrators should also look at the patches Adobe issued Tuesday for the Adobe Reader, Flash and Illustrator products, Kandek said. The Flash and Reader vulnerabilities, in particular, should be addressed as soon as possible. Like Microsoft, Adobe no longer issues patches for versions of its software that run on Windows XP

 

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