Microsoft readies five critical fixes for Patch Tuesday

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Microsoft is lining up nine updates for next Tuesday as part of its monthly patch cycle – five of them are deemed critical and the remaining four marked as important. Affected software includes various Windows and Microsoft Office versions as well as the .NET Framework, Visual Studio, Microsoft ISA Server, Microsoft BizTalk Server, and Windows Client for Mac.

This particular security update will likely raise a few eyebrows among IT professionals, since Microsoft recently issued fixes for Visual Studio and ISA Server – the first as part of an out-of-bound patch last week and the latter in last month’s update. The advance notification is light on details, as usual, but warns that the flaws could lead to remote code execution, elevation-of-privilege and denial-of-service attacks.

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