Patch Critical Windows 8 RTM Security Vulnerabilities

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 12:53 Written by admin Tuesday, 13 November 2012 12:53

Windows 8 certainly doesn’t make an exception to Microsoft’s monthly patch cycle. In fact, the Redmond company just released a number of updates designed to patch Critical security vulnerabilities impacting the latest iteration of Windows.

MS12-072 comes to resolve two severe issues in Windows Shell. In scenarios in which attackers would be able to exploit the security vulnerabilities, they’d also have an open window into Windows allowing them to execute code remotely and completely take over infected machines. Only the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of Windows 8 RTM are impacted.

MS12-075 resolves three security holes in Windows kernel-mode drivers, also Critical, also allowing for remote code execution in the eventuality of a successful exploit. In addition to the 32-bit and 64-bit releases of Windows 8, Windows RT is also impacted.