Microsoft is distributing five security patches today affecting the Windows OS and its server products.
There are four patches for Windows with the maximum security rating deemed to be “critical” by Microsoft.
There is another critical patch for Microsoft Content Management Server.
A critical rating means the security hole can be exploited by remote attackers with no interaction needed by users.
Microsoft distributed another critical patch before the Easter bank holiday weekend, to tackle a separate critical security glitch in the Windows OS.
This patch was distributed ahead of the latest batch as it was rapidly being exploited in the wild.
In addition to the security patches, Microsoft is also today distributing a number of “high-priority” non-security updates for the Windows OS.
Related article: Microsoft issues “early” Windows patch
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