Big Patch Planned By Microsoft Next Tuesday

/ 7 years ago


Microsoft is planning a big patch for next Tuesday, just in time for Patch Tuesday, which aims to fix more than eight flaws in Windows, Office and Internet explorer next week. The patches will fix an unspecified number of vulnerabilities in their flagship products. Three of the updates, affecting Windows and Internet Explorer, are rated critical.

Windows versions, including the recently-released 8.1, are affected by at least one critical vulnerability. The one bulletin that affects IE fixed a critical vulnerability in all versions of the browser, including the new IE 11. Three other Windows bulletins are rated Important. Two other bulletins, both rated important, affect all supported versions of Microsoft Office.

In this patch Microsoft will include the routine updates as well, with a new version of the Malicious Software Removal Tool and a large number of non-security updates. While it was though that Redmond will be fixing a zero day bug in Windows and Office, it appears that Patch Tuesday updates this month will not address this vulnerability. The bug is being used in zero-day attacks specifically against Microsoft Office.

In their defense, Redmond said that only some Office users are being attacked and not users of the other products who are not running an affected version of Office. This is not likely to be a good excuse, since there are users out there who are being affected by the vulnerability, however if the fix will be arriving soon or not, we can only speculate.

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