Microsoft Critical Security Bulletins Summary for October 2015

Number: AV15-092
Date: 13 October 2015

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the monthly Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2015.

Assessment

The summary covers 6 bulletins (3 Critical and 3 Important), which addresses multiple vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office,  Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Server Software.

*** Critical ***
MS15-106: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3096441)  
MS15-108: Security Update for JScript and VBScript to Address Remote Code Execution (3089659)
MS15-109: Security Update for Windows Shell to Address Remote Code Execution (3096443)

*** Important ***
MS15-107: Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3096448)
MS15-110: Security Updates for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3096440)
MS15-111: Security Update for Windows Kernel to Address Elevation of Privilege (3096447)

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.

Reference:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/security/ms15-oct

Note to Readers

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