More Microsoft security patches planned for next week

Following on from the critical Windows security patch issued overnight, Microsoft has said it intends to release two further critical patches next week.

Following on from the critical Windows security patch issued overnight, Microsoft has said it intends to release two further critical patches next week.

Next week’s patches will fix a number of flaws in Windows, the Microsoft Office collaboration suite and the company’s Exchange e-mail server platform.

Microsoft issued a patch late yesterday ahead of the usual security patching cycle to fix a problem in the way Windows handles Windows Meta File images on websites.

The flaw allowed remote attackers to effectively take over users’ infected machines.

Next Tuesday’s (10 January) scheduled patching day will also address critical flaws in Microsoft’s leading enterprise products – one for Windows and one for both Office and Exchange.

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