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Microsoft to release 11 security patches

Microsoft is planning to release 11 security patches for its Windows operating system, Office productivity suite, and .NET development framework next Tuesday (10 October).

The fixes are part of the company’s monthly scheduled patching schedule, and include six fixes for Windows and four for Office.

Among both the Windows and Office batches of fixes, there will be “critical” security updates, said the firm, which means there are threats that can impact on users’ systems without any interaction on their part.

At least one of the Windows fixes is expected to relate to a flaw in the Internet Explorer browser, which came to light last month.

The patch for the .Net Framework is classed as “moderate”. Up to now, fixes for the .Net Framework as part of Microsoft’s monthly patching cycle have been rare.

Microsoft will also release two non-security “high priority” updates via its Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) distribution networks.


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