This June Microsoft Patch Tuesday is pretty unique. Excluding the fact that Microsoft is attempting to address a record 94 vulnerabilities, we are seeing Microsoft provide security updates for several operating systems that are no longer supported, including Windows XP and Vista. In addition, Microsoft has moved from its usual approach of mentioning a few select security issues with its Security Advisories notes. This month, we saw Microsoft issue a large number of high-priority issues and the incredible statement, “Microsoft is announcing the availability of additional guidance for critical security updates, that are at heightened risk of exploitation due to past and threatened nation-state attacks and disclosures.” Now is not the time to be relaxed about patching your environment. In addition, Microsoft is attempting to address two serious remote code execution vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-8543 and CVE-2017-8464) that have been reported as exploited in the wild. Although Microsoft no longer uses the update bulletins methodology the following product families will receive updates this month:

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