There's a remotely exploitable, publicly disclosed, critical remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange (MS13-061)! But wait, is it really remotely exploitable? Well, not in the sense that user interaction is not required, it's a parser issue that is only triggered by a user opening a malicious message in Outlook Web Access (OWA).
Windows XP, one of Microsoft's most popular products ever, is scheduled to be retired in April 2014.
The August 2013 Patch Tuesday advance notification includes a slightly higher volume of fixes than last month, but only 3 of 8 are critical, which is down from July’s 6 of 7 critical fixes.
This month's Patch Tuesday has been a prolific one, and patches for a total of 34 vulnerabilities - six of which critical - have been made available for users.
After years of saying that bug bounties are not the best way to go about getting crucial product vulnerability information in the long run, Microsoft has done an about-face and has announced three separate bug bounties.
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