Microsoft is to issue seven security patches next Tuesday to address vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system and Office productivity suite.
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As part of its monthly security protection updating cycle, the company said there would be four patches to address Windows issues, and three to fix problems in Office.
The highest security rating placed on these patches by Microsoft in both areas is “critical”.
This means that at least some of the threats being tackled by the patches can allow remote attackers to take over users’ systems without any user interaction.
Microsoft will also release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool via the Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center distribution channels.
In addition, Microsoft will release one non-security high-priority update via the Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) channels.