We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
79,818 News Articles

Four 'critical' Microsoft updates coming next week

Patch Tuesday to feature 11 security fixes

Microsoft will release 11 security updates next week, with four labelled 'critical'.

That means October's 'Patch Tuesday' will include the same number of fixes Microsoft released in August, the biggest number of patches the software giant had delivered in 18 months. This month's updates tackle problems in Windows, Active Directory, Internet Explorer, Office and Host Integration Server.

Microsoft's advance notification provides only basic details of the updates, but the company said seven of the 11 patches updates will address vulnerabilities that could be used to execute remote code, whereby hackers could inject their own malicious code into vulnerable PCs

The Active Directory, Internet Explorer, Excel and Microsoft Host Integration Server bugs were tagged 'critical'.


IDG UK Sites

Nokia Lumia 530 review: £60 smartphone offers decent build and performance, awful screen and...

IDG UK Sites

Apps watch: What the NFL can teach UK sports such as cricket and rugby

IDG UK Sites

VFX Emmy: Game of Thrones work garners gong for Rodeo FX

IDG UK Sites

iPhone 6 release date, rumours, video, UK price & images: Video shows 'new, reversable iPhone 6 cha'......