How Microsoft to Issue Security Patches & Other Updates


Microsoft has this time quite a big pile of security patches in its November 2014 Patch Tuesday, which will address almost 60 non-security updates for its Windows OS along with 16 security updates.The software giant released Advance Notification for 16 security bulletins, the most in more than three years, which will be addressed as of tomorrow, 11 November, 2014. Five of the bulletins have been marked as critical, nine are important in severity, while two were labeled moderate.”The updates will patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s various software including Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, Office, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and the .NET framework as well.
Five critical vulnerabilities affect specific versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server. One of them also affects Internet Explorer versions 7 through 11 as well.Four of the five critical bugs are said to allow remote code execution, meaning that successful hackers could hijack a system and install malicious software’s on the victim’s machine, while the last could allow an attacker to gain administrative privilege on a vulnerable machine.