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Microsoft couple of days ago released new Cumulative update for all its version of Windows. The company had addressed no less than 60 plus vulnerabilities in the software update. The Software Update includes fixes for 30 flaws that were discovered in Windows 10 along with a security bug in Office suite.

The company mentioned in the Patch Tuesday documentation that users would need to make sure to download the latest updates which contain fixes for Microsoft Office Vulnerability which has been rated as an important security update.

The Vulnerability effects all the supported version of Office which include 2010, 2013 and 2016 allowing attackers to take control of the system by running an arbitrary code. The attack is being transferred via email, messages or website which convinces users to download the page.

The company has also fixed issues with Vulnerabilities pertaining to the Windows Operating System related to the Windows Search Service which allows attackers to take control of system remotely.

Jimmy Graham, the security expert at Qualys states: “While an exploit against this vulnerability can leverage SMB as an attack vector, this is not a vulnerability in SMB itself, and is not related to the recent SMB vulnerabilities leveraged by EternalBlue, WannaCry, and Petya,”.

The company requests the customers to patch their systems with the latest update as soon as possible to avoid any vulnerability issues. The company advises the users to make sure to reboot systems which is required to complete deployment.

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Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.