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Monthly security update addresses two dozen vulnerabilities, including one being exploited as part of the "Sandworm" cyberattack.
An Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability goes unfixed by Microsoft for more than half a year, reports the Zero Day Initiative.
Adobe and Microsoft patch a critical zero-day security flaw in Adobe's Flash Player that is actively being used to target Windows users, but the bug is different from an unpatched hole in Internet Explorer.
The flaw, which is being leveraged in "limited, targeted attacks," allows remote code execution, Microsoft warns.
In lieu of a fix, Microsoft offers workarounds to combat the bug that has left browser users open to attacks.
A fix for a vulnerability hitting Internet Explorer versions 6 through 8 will be rolled out today at 10 a.m. PT.
Next week's patches will shore up holes in Windows and Office, but a permanent fix for the latest bug in Internet Explorer is still in the works.
Security firm iSight says the "Sandworm" team has targeted NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and industry through a previously unrecognized Windows zero-day exploit.
A Bloomberg report says the agency knew about the Heartbleed security flaw that's sent sites like Google scrambling to patch their systems -- but it kept it secret and used it to spy. The agency, however, says that's not so.
Users of Windows and other Microsoft software will receive a slew of updates on Tuesday, including five rated as critical.