Yes, it is that day of the month again: Microsoft Patch Tuesday is here and it delivers nine security bulletin covering 16 vulnerabilities this time that fix issues in the Windows operating system and other Microsoft products such as Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Sever Software, and Microsoft Developer Tools.
Three of the bulletins have received a maximum severity rating of critical, the highest possible rating, while the remaining six a rating of important. Maximum severity rating means that at least one product or product version is affected in that severity.
As far as the deployment priority goes, Microsoft recommends to deploy fixes for MS12-43, 45 and 44 first, before deploying MS12-046 and 48, and then the remaining 47, 49, 50 and 51 bulletins.
As usual, it is recommended to update as soon as possible. Windows Update is already listing the updates, and users who have not configured their operating system to update automatically, or have started their PC earlier today, can check for updates manually there to find and install them on the PC.
Users who prefer to manually update find the bulletin downloads over at Microsoft's Download Center where they can be downloaded and deployed to (multiple) systems. The July Security ISO will be available on the site shortly as well.Advertisement
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