Microsoft releases Windows updates on the second Tuesday of the month. A total of eight different security bulletins have been released today by Microsoft. They update the operating system Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products such as the .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight and Internet Explorer. Two of the eight bulletins have been given the highest possible severity rating critical, the remaining six one of important. Maximum severity means that there is at least one product affected by that vulnerability impact.
You find information about each security bulletin below. Please follow the links for information about affected operating systems and Microsoft applications. You find a summary of all security bulletins here.
Here are the Bulletin Deployment Priority and Severity and Exploitability Index screenshots for October 2011:
And a video in which Jerry Bryant discusses this month's bulletins:
Windows users can update their operating system by installing the security patches via Windows Update or Microsoft's Download Center with Windows Update being the better option if the patches do not have to be installed on multiple computer systems.
Updates are already live and available via Windows Update. Additional information are available at Microsoft's Security Response Center.
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