Redmond is gearing up to release the Patch Tuesday updates for the month of June 2014, and this time around Internet Explorer is getting a rather large number of vulnerabilities fixed.
If anything, rather large here is an understatement — the list of flaws that are set to be patched is humongous. It comes down to a total of 59 vulnerabilities, two of which are public in nature, while the remaining 57 are privately reported.
Now to put this into perspective, May had two such flaws that are fixed, April, six, March had a higher count of eighteen, and February went even further with twenty four.
The company talked about this in a post, saying:
“This security update resolves two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and fifty-seven privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user.”
Pretty standard stuff, but nevertheless, this is a rather high count, and shows just how much work has been done this month on the browser, and how Microsoft is staying on top of things when it comes to software security.
The Patch Tuesday updates for the month are about to go live any minute now.