Microsoft to release 12 security patches

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Microsoft to release 12 security patches

Antony Savvas

Microsoft is set to release 12 security patches for vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system and its Office productivity suite.

The patches are being released next Tuesday as part of the company’s monthly scheduled security update, and will be distributed by its various automatic update services.

Microsoft said 10 of the patches will address security issues in its Windows OS, including some vulnerabilities that have been deemed “critical” by the company.

This means that attackers can take advantage of the security problem without any prior user interaction.

There will also be two patches for the Office suite.

All of the updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. Some updates will require a restart.

Microsoft will also release an updated version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool via the Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update services and the Download Center distribution systems.

The company will also release two “high priority” non-security updates on the same day.

 

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