Critical Windows Patch Around The Corner

Heads up Microsoft customers. The monthly patch
schedule for Tuesday includes six security updates affecting Windows, one of
which is rated “critical.”

As part of its Thursday ritual of letting customers know what’s on tap
for its once-a-month patch schedule, Microsoft said it plans six patches for
next Tuesday, Aug. 9, for Windows versions. The highest Maximum
Severity rating for these is Critical, it added.

In addition, Microsoft plans to release an updated version of the
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool via its Windows Update,
Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and its Download Center.
However, the tool will not be distributed using Software Update Services
(SUS).

Microsoft also said it will release one non-security but high-priority
update via these same delivery channels.

In its e-mail to customers, Microsoft said the notification of coming
patches and security upgrades is focused only on Windows updates, as well as
high-priority, non-security updates released on the same day as security
updates.

Last month’s patches included fixes for three critical vulnerabilities in Windows and
for Microsoft Word.

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