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Microsoft to Fix 14 Flaws This Coming Patch Tuesday

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It's that time again!

We're well into September and with the second Tuesday of the month almost upon us, Microsoft has announced the issues that it will be patching with this month's Patch Tuesday. Of the whopping 14 issues listed, just four are marked as critical, while the other 10 are listed as important.

Bulletin's one and two relate to Microsoft Office and Microsoft Server Software and Microsoft Office respectively. Both are critical, as are bulletins three and four. Bulletin three relates to Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer while bulletin four relates to Microsoft Windows. These bulletins' 'critical' labels mean these are vulnerabilities that could allow for remote code execution without user interaction.

Of the remaining ten bulletins, five relate to Microsoft Office, and a further five address issues in Microsoft Windows. One of the Windows patches also addresses an issue in Microsoft's .NET Framework. Remember, bulletins marked as important address vulnerabilities that may result in the compromise of confidentiality or integrity, or the availability of user data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources.

For full details of Tuesday's bulletins, hit up Microsoft's TechNet.

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    Icecweam7 , September 8, 2013 5:28 AM
    Business as usual for Microsoft. -.-
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    beta212 , September 8, 2013 6:02 AM
    As if there weren't enough vulnerabilities already for the NSA, just hope they still have enough to work with, in the name of "national security"
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    egilbe , September 8, 2013 6:07 AM
    Haha, Microsoft lost all credibility when they marked Bing Desktop as a critical system update.
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    egilbe , September 8, 2013 6:09 AM
    Haha, Microsoft lost all credibility when they marked Bing Desktop as a critical system update.
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    majudhu , September 8, 2013 7:54 AM
    New NSA backdoors?
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    SteelCity1981 , September 8, 2013 8:30 AM
    they still haven't fixed one major flaw they keep ignoring and that's windows 8. lol
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    Bill Wendel , September 8, 2013 9:51 AM
    So you write an article saying that Microsoft updates are coming. What next, are you going to tell us that water is wet?
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    back_by_demand , September 8, 2013 10:07 AM
    So basically, something MS have done every month for years and years. Is it a slow news day?
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    SR-71 Blackbird , September 8, 2013 10:33 AM
    Thanks Jane!
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    alextheblue , September 8, 2013 10:39 AM
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    Business as usual for Microsoft. -.-

    Along with every other major software firm. Or the ones that are competent, anyway. Even remotely hosted software (Cloud) gets patched, we just don't see it being installed. Heck, a lot of locally installed software does silent updates now, which I dislike.

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    So basically, something MS have done every month for years and years. Is it a slow news day?

    Yes. I don't mind the article itself, as long as it makes it obvious that it is just the regular patch release day. But it stuns me that people still don't understand patch tuesday and end up saying something on the level of "Hur hur look they're patching! What nubs they are to patch flaws!"
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    beayn , September 8, 2013 11:11 AM
    @egilbe "Haha, Microsoft lost all credibility when they marked Bing Desktop as a critical system update. "

    It's a security update for bing desktop that's critical if you already have it installed.
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    pjmelect , September 8, 2013 11:26 AM
    One would have thought that after all of the time that Windows XP and office 2003 (for example) have been about that the number of monthly security patches would be coming down. Most complex software have a lot of patches when first released and then as time goes by the number of required patches reduces. Microsoft software seems to require the same number of patches every month regardless of how mature the software is. They must be patching the patches by now.
    One thought, maybe Microsoft puts in a hole for the NSA which is discovered by the hackers so Microsoft has to patch the hole and put a new one in.
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    JOSHSKORN , September 8, 2013 12:10 PM
    That's a good Start...oh wait..
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    SirTrollsALot , September 8, 2013 1:44 PM
    @majudhu "New NSA backdoors?"

    I know really, I bet Tom's is in on it too...
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    m32 , September 8, 2013 7:49 PM
    I haven't updated Widows 7 in 2+ years. Malwarebytes, Bitdefender and being smart has kept me safe so far.
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    teknomedic , September 8, 2013 9:57 PM
    M32 Said "I haven't updated Widows 7 in 2+ years. Malwarebytes, Bitdefender and being smart has kept me safe so far"

    I feel Thats Like Saying I Dont Wear My Seatbelt But Lock My Doors When I Drive And I Haven Been Killed Yet. Also...My Phone Adds The Caps, Sorry.
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    TeraMedia , September 9, 2013 5:40 AM
    The updates are coming! The updates are coming!
    One if by patch; two if by hotfix.

    Thanks Jane. I appreciate the digest.
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    06yfz450ridr , September 9, 2013 9:02 AM
    good old update tuesday
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    stevejnb , September 9, 2013 12:24 PM
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    I haven't updated Widows 7 in 2+ years. Malwarebytes, Bitdefender and being smart has kept me safe so far.


    I've got to ask... And I'm expecting some serious NSA-M$ is the devil type conspiracy BS here - why haven't you updated Windows 7 in two years? And, apologies if you actually have a legitimate reason...