August 2016 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft releases 9 security updates, 5 rated critical

For August 2016, Patch Tuesday isn’t too painful. Microsoft released nine security bulletins, five of which were rated critical due to remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities.

Why so few this month? Michael Gray, VP of Technology at Thrive Networks, suggested, “It stands to reason that Microsoft may have kept things simple so as not to over-shadow the release of their Windows 10 Anniversary update.”


MS16-095 is the cumulative monthly fix for Internet Explorer. It resolves five memory corruption vulnerabilities and four information disclosure flaws.

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