Microsoft to issue at least one critical security patch next Tuesday

Microsoft will release two Windows operating system security fixes next Tuesday (13 December), with at least one of them addressing a “critical” flaw, said the company.

Microsoft will release two Windows operating system security fixes next Tuesday (13 December), with at least one of them addressing a “critical” flaw, said the company.

A critical vulnerability, according to the Microsoft classification scheme, means a flaw that could lead to PCs being completely taken over by remote attackers without any user interaction.

No other details on the fixes are available. They are part of the company’s monthly security fixing cycle which sees updates being issued on the second Tuesday of the month.

On the same day, the company will release two non-security related but high-priority patches via its Windows Update and Software Update Services channels.

It will also issue three non-security related, high-priority patches via the Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services channels.

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