Microsoft today pushed out seven updates to fix a variety of security issues in Windows, Microsoft Office and other software. If you’re using Windows, take a moment to check with Windows Update or Automatic Update to see if new security patches are available.
Most of the vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s patch batch apply to business applications, such as Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft SQL Server and Fast Search Server. The lone “critical” update (MS12-064) plugs two security holes in Microsoft Word, and applies to all versions of Microsoft Office. Another patch (MS12-069) fixes a denial-of-service vulnerability in Windows 7 and Windows 2008.
In addition, Microsoft also has shipped an update (KB2758994) for the version of Adobe‘s Flash Player plugin that comes bundled with Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server.
Also, if you haven’t yet installed the Flash Player update that Adobe released yesterday, now would be a great time to take care of that.