It is patch Tuesday in Redmond, and Microsoft has just made available a new batch of security related patches for some of their software products. The majority of security bulletins fix issues in the Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office, while some address issues in the Microsoft .Net Framework and Microsoft Silverlight.
Three bulletins have received a maximum severity rating of critical, while the remaining four a rating of important. When you look at the deployment priority, you will notice that Microsoft recommends to deploy the critical bulletin before the important ones.
The updates are already available on Windows Update, from where they can be downloaded and installed on the operating system. Security updates are not yet available on Microsoft's Download Center. Windows users who want to download the updates to their local PC, for instance for testing and distribution will find the updates listed there later this evening.
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