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Oct 9 2014   5:40PM GMT

Critical IE, Windows updates coming in October Patch Tuesday

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

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Microsoft will release a number of security treats in this month’s Patch Tuesday updates to prevent systems from falling victim to security tricks.

In its advance notification bulletin, the company said there will be nine security updates released next Tuesday. Three bulletins are marked as critical, one bulletin is moderate and five bulletins are important.

The three critical updates address remote code execution vulnerabilities. Multiple versions of Internet Explorer and Windows will be affected.

The lone moderate update addresses an elevation of privilege bulletin in several versions of Windows and Microsoft Office.

The five important bulletins address remote code execution, elevation of privilege and security feature bypass vulnerabilities. Multiple versions of Windows, Office, Office Web Apps and Developer Tools will be affected.

The number of this month’s Patch Tuesday security updates is a significant increase from last month’s round of updates. There were four security updates to address 42 vulnerabilities with just one critical fix for IE.

What do you think of this month’s Patch Tuesday security updates? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SearchWinServer.

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