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Critical Fixes for Windows, Visual Studio Coming Next Week

Microsoft issued an Advance Bulletin today stating it will release six fixes for various flaws next Tuesday as part of its regularly scheduled "Patch Tuesday" update.

Microsoft issued an Advance Bulletin today stating it will release six fixes for various flaws next Tuesday as part of its regularly scheduled "Patch Tuesday" update.

According to the notice, one of the fixes will be for a "critical" flaw in Visual Studio. The other five will relate to Windows, with the highest rating of at least one of the Windows' patches being critical.

It's unknown whether a recently reported zero-day Word flaw will be among the fixes in this batch. (See "Microsoft Investigates Word Flaw" in the News archive.) As is its standard procedure, Microsoft did not release any further details about the flaws being fixed.

Aside from the patches, the company also plans to update its Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. The update will be available via all methods except Software Update Services (SUS).

Microsoft said it will also issue a variety of "non-security" but "high-priority" updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU), Software Update Services (SUS), Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

To view the official bulletin, go here.

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