August 2016 Microsoft Security Updates


Microsoft has released 9 updates for the August monthly Security Update addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, Office versions and other Microsoft software. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

These updates address issues with Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows Kernel mode drivers, Graphic components, Microsoft Office, Secure Boot, Windows authentication, Windows PDF library and ActiveSync that could all remote code execution with full system privileges.

EFS Network Management encourages users and administrators to check the Microsoft Security Bulletins MS16-095 through MS16-103.

Microsoft was late releasing the notice on this Tuesday. We have noticed that updates have already been auto downloaded and installed on some desktops and servers. Microsoft releases the latest security updates at a random time after the second Tuesday of the month which is August 9, 2016. These Microsoft security updates will patch issues that might allow an attacker or malicious code remote access to the system with full privileges.

These updates will auto installed at a random time by Microsoft if the computer has been setup for auto updating. These update  usually take place late at night to the servers and desktops and will occur over the next few days.

Please expect that there maybe issues with the updates. There are no known issues at the release of this notice from Microsoft.

If issues do arise, please reboot the system to see if it will self-heal and recover. If it does not recover please open a EFS Network Management Support Request and we will take a look at the issues or you can contact us for help.