Several of Microsoft’s recent monthly security alerts have included more than a dozen patches apiece. By that measure, the March Patch Tuesday will be light work for security professionals.
Microsoft today issued three patches addressing bugs in Windows and Office. Of those, just one was deemed critical, the highest severity level on Microsoft’s scale.
“The low number of bulletins being released was expected as this is typically a light security bulletin release month for Microsoft,” said Jason Miller, data team manager at security researcher Shavlik Technologies.
The critical vulnerability is a zero-day flaw in the way that Windows client systems load DirectShow dynamic link libraries. The DirectShow technology handles audio and video streaming in Windows.
eSecurity Planet has the full report on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday.