Microsoft just released nine different security bulletins. Do you need to panic over any of them? We've gone ahead and done the reading -- and possible panicking -- for you.


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-096: Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3177358)

What it does:  It fixes a code vulnerability that would let someone remotely execute code after a user has been tricked into downloading a file or program from someone who really wants to get on their machine. (This update fixes only the code, not the social-engineering problem; there is no patch for installing "DO NOT CLICK ON SHADY EMAIL LINKS" in your users.)

Which users it affects: Windows 10 users only.


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-097: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3177393) 

What it does: It fixes a code vulnerability that would let someone remotely execute code after a user has been tricked into downloading a file or program from someone who really wants to get on their machine. It affects Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010, Skype for Business 2016, Microsoft Lync 2013, and Microsoft Lync 2010. 

Which users it affects: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-098: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers (3178466) 

What it does: The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how the Windows kernel-mode driver handles objects in memory.

Which users it affects: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-099: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3177451) 

What it does: It fixes a Microsoft Office code vulnerability that would let someone remotely execute code after a user has been tricked into downloading a file from someone who really wants to get on their machine. The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting how affected versions of Office and Office components handle objects in memory.

Which users it affects: Users of Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office 2013.


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-100: Security Update for Secure Boot (3179577) 

What it does: This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if an attacker installs an affected boot manager and bypasses Windows security features.

Which users it affects: Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-101: Security Update for Windows Authentication Methods (3178465) 

What it does: The update addresses privilege-elevating vulnerabilities by modifying how Windows authentication methods handle the establishment of secure channels. 

Which users it affects: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-102: Security Update for Microsoft Windows PDF Library (3182248)

What it does: It fixes a code vulnerability that would let someone remotely execute code after a user has been tricked into downloading a PDF from someone who really wants to get on their machine. (This update fixes only the code, not the social-engineering problem; there is no patch for installing "DO NOT CLICK ON SHADY EMAIL LINKS" in your users.)

Which users it affects: Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-103: Security Update for ActiveSyncProvider (3182332) 

What it does: It resolves a vulnerability that previously opened the user to security breaches when Universal Outlook failed to establish a secure connection. This update prevents Universal Outlook from disclosing usernames and passwords.

Which users it affects: Windows 10