Patch Tuesday for March 2016

It’s time once again to roll up the sleeves and get patching. This month we have thirteen security bulletins and associated updates from Microsoft. The updates address at least forty-four security vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Windows Server, and .NET. Five of the updates are flagged as Critical.

Adobe’s contribution this month is new versions of Acrobat/Reader. You may have noticed that Adobe has confused things by splitting Acrobat/Reader into several variations: classic, continuous, and desktop. According to Adobe, the continuous variant always has all the most recent updates, fixes, and new features. I think it’s safe to assume that’s the variant most people should be using. The new continuous version of Reader is 15.010.20060. All of the new versions include fixes for three security vulnerabilities.

About jrivett

Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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