Microsoft Releases New Security Updates for Windows, Office

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    BiteSpire

    10 Jan 2018 Administrator

    It’s a busy month for Microsoft, and after releasing emergency updates last week to address Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, the company kicked off the monthly Patch Tuesday rollout a few hours ago with more fixes for Windows, Office, Edge, and ASP.NET.

    This time, a total of 55 vulnerabilities are being fixed with Patch Tuesday updates and no less than 16 of them are rated as critical, while 38 were labeled important. No less than 20 are said to allow remote code execution (RCE), enabling attackers to take control of an unpatched system.

    Out of the vulnerabilities fixed this month, four of them have been publicly disclosed, and one has been confirmed to be targeted by exploits available in the wild.

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