windows 8.1

Microsoft plans to release four security updates for a number of its software products on Tuesday, September 9, including three for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

The security bulletins, as usual, come on the second Tuesday of each month, which has come to be known as "Patch Tuesday" among the IT community. In this case, just one of the four updates has been labeled as "Critical" by Microsoft. The update will fix a "remote code execution" issue with all currently supported versions of Internet Explorer for all of Microsoft's Windows PC versions.

The other three updates are labeled as "Important". One of them deals with a "Denial of Service" issue in all versions of Windows, while another will fix a "Elevation of Privilege" that's only for Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows RT and RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. The final bulletin is for a bug found in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. As usual, Microsoft does not provide details on these patches until they are release so they don't offer any help to potential hackers.

What do you think of Windows 8.1 getting three security bulletins next week?

Source: Microsoft