The Windows Server Notebook

Dec 6 2012   7:15PM GMT

Last Patch Tuesday of 2012 to bring fixes to Windows Server and Office

Toni Boger Toni Boger Profile: Toni Boger

Microsoft will be spreading some holiday cheer to admins this month with increased protection against security threats.

In an advance security bulletin released this week, the company said December’s Patch Tuesday will include seven bulletins. Five bulletins are marked as critical and two are marked as important.

All of this month’s critical bulletins will address remote code execution vulnerabilities. Windows RT, Internet Explorer and multiple versions of Windows Server and Microsoft Office will be affected by these bulletins. Service packs for Windows Server and Office will also be affected by critical bulletins.

The important bulletins will address a remote code execution vulnerability and a security feature bypass vulnerability. These will affect Word Viewer and multiple versions of Office service packs.

This is the second month in which Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 will be affected by critical bulletins. November’s Patch Tuesday marked the first appearance of these OSs.

What do you think of this month’s patches? Let us know in the comments on this post, or on Twitter @SearchWinServ.

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