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It’s 2017 and Hyper-V can be pwned by a guest app, Windows by a search query, Office by…

Submitted by on August 10, 2017 – 11:02 amNo Comment

Microsoft has released the August edition of its Patch Tuesday update to address security holes in multiple products. Folks are urged to install the fixes as soon as possible before they are exploited. Among the flaws are remote code execution holes in Windows, Internet Explorer/Edge and Flash Player, plus a guest escape in Hyper-V. Of the 48 patches issued by Redmond, 25 are rated as critical security risks.

Those 25 critical issues include a remote code execution vulnerability for all supported versions of Windows (CVE-2017-8620) for which an exploit is already public, we’re told. That flaw allows an attacker to take over a target machine on the network via a malicious Windows Search or SMB query.

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