Microsoft has patched a number of bugs with nine new fixes, most notably updating Internet Explorer.
Vulnerabilities that affect Internet Explorer 6 through 11 have been addressed. Some of the flaws discovered by Microsoft could have allowed remote code execution (RCE).
“The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer,” said Microsoft.
“An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.”
There was a similar exploit discovered in OneNote and Windows Media Center, which has now been patched too.
You can read more about the patches here.
In a bid to further abandon older systems, Microsoft recently announced that it will be ditching support for Internet Explorer 8 in 2016; it’s a browser that still accounts for about one fifth of PC browser users.