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Microsoft Patches 11 Critical RCE Flaws in Windows, Browsers

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for June 2018 address a total of 50 vulnerabilities, including nearly a dozen critical remote code execution flaws affecting Windows and the company’s Edge and Internet Explorer web browsers.

None of the security holes patched this month appear to have been exploited for malicious purposes, but one of them has been publicly disclosed before the release of a fix. The disclosed vulnerability is a use-after-free issue that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code if they can convince the targeted user to open a malicious web page or file. The weakness was reported to Microsoft through Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), which made some details public after its 120-day deadline expired.

The list of critical vulnerabilities also includes CVE-2018-8225, which impacts the Windows DNS component DNSAPI.dll. An attacker can leverage this flaw to execute arbitrary code in the context of the Local System Account by using a malicious DNS...(continued)

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