This month’s Patch Tuesday fell on the 12th of April and Microsoft delivered 13 patches with three of them rated critical. As usual there was a Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer which fixed multiple Critical issues. These days it takes less and less time for exploits to appear in the wild so if your organization still supports IE as a browser you’ll want to patch your servers and workstations as soon as possible.
Other critical fixes were included for flaws in Microsoft font drivers and a flaw in how Windows handles journal files. All three of the critical issues could be use for remote code exploits which are pretty much the worst things out there to deal with.
In the “Important” category we find fixes for SharePoint Server, Microsoft Office, the .NET Framework, and even one for the service control manager that could be used for escalation of privilege.
See Microsoft’s official bulletin for complete details.