Microsoft Critical Security Bulletins Summary for March 2016

Number: AV16-043
Date: 8 March2016


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the monthly Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2016.


The summary covers 13 bulletins (5 Critical and 8 Important), which addresses multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, Windows USB Mass Storage Class Driver, Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers, Secondary Logon, and Windows Media.



Suggested Action

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


Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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