December 8, 2016

Microsoft to Fix Eight Vulnerabilities Next Tuesday

(LiveHacking.Com) – Microsoft has published its advance notification for January’s Patch Tuesday. The software giant will release seven bulletins to address eight vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Developer Tools And Software. Only one of the bulletins is rated as Critical, the rest are rated as Important. However Important bulletins are still serious as Microsoft defines them as “a vulnerability whose exploitation could result in compromise of the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of users data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources.”

The types of vulnerabilities fixes include remote code execution, elevation of privilege, information disclosure and the less common security feature bypass. A security feature bypass vulnerability can not themselves used by an attacker they can be used to enable the use of another exploit.

Affected Software includes Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 and 2008. The security bulletins will be published on January 10, 2012.

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