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Microsoft plans to roll in nine major updates next Tuesday

Microsoft has given advanced notification of its plans to roll out nine patches on February's Patch Tuesday (Valentine's Day) next week which address 21 vulnerabilities. Four of these updates carry severity ratings of 'Critical', while the remaining patches are rated 'Important'.

Microsoft has given advanced notification of its plans to roll out nine patches on February's Patch Tuesday (Valentine's Day) next week which address 21 vulnerabilities. Four of these updates carry severity ratings of 'Critical', while the remaining patches are rated 'Important'.

Seven of the nine updates deal with a series of bugs that could potentially lead to remote code execution and the other two address privilege elevation vulnerabilities.

These patches are applicable to all still commonly used versions of Microsoft Windows (going as far back as XP) as well as Internet Explorer, Silverlight, Microsoft Server Software, Microsoft Office and Microsoft .NET Framework.

The updates are said to become available at about 10am PST (or 6pm GMT) on the 14th.

Source: Technet.Microsoft

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