Microsoft to release critical update patch for Windows 8 next week
The new operating system Windows 8 has not even been on sale for a month and Microsoft has decided to release three critical security updates for it through its monthly Patch Tuesday security bulletins. In total the software giant will be releasing six security updates next week, three each for Windows 8 and its tablet spin-off Windows RT.
The three updates for Windows 8 will block flaws that allow remote execution of code on targeted Windows 8 powered machines. That means loopholes in the operating system can be exploited by an attacker without the user of the machine executing a program or opening a document.
The six updates will patch 19 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and the .Net framework. Of the six patches, four has been termed as critical by Microsoft. According to the advance warning published by Microsoft, the four critical updates will patch 13 bugs, including an unknown number in Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and Windows RT.
As Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems were launched on October 26, their security updates will be first shipped by Microsoft. Microsoft has even released ‘Cumulative Update’ for Windows 8 before its launch. The software giant will release the six updates at approximately 1 p.m. ET on November 13.