Two Windows Security Bulletins Coming Next Week

Microsoft plans to post two security bulletins for Windows next Tuesday, and at least one of them addresses a critical vulnerability.

The Microsoft Security Response Center alerted IT departments on Thursday about its patching plans for the month of December as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification program.

Although the predictions in the notification are usually on target, the company sometimes releases a different number of security bulletins on a Patch Tuesday than it had expected to the previous week.

According to Microsoft's advance notification, both security updates will require reboots.

Patch Tuesday will also bring:

  • An update to the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
  • Two non-security high-priority updates on Windows Update and Software Update Services
  • Three non-security high-priority updates on Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services

    Microsoft did not provide additional detail about the security or non-security updates.

  • About the Author

    Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.


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