Microsoft October Patch Tuesday Fixes 12 Critical Vulnerabilities

[Oct 10, 2018]

Microsoft has just released its latest monthly Patch Tuesday updates for October 2018, fixing a total of 49 security vulnerabilities in its products.

This month’s security updates address security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Edge Browser, Internet Explorer, MS Office, MS Office Services and Web Apps, ChakraCore, SQL Server Management Studio, and Exchange Server.

Out of 49 flaws patched this month, 12 are rated as critical, 35 are rated as important, one moderate, and one is low in severity.

Besides this, Microsoft has also released an update for Microsoft Office that provides enhanced security as a defense in depth measure.

Cyber Security Tips:

  • Users and system administrators are strongly advised to apply these security patches as soon as possible to keep hackers and cybercriminals away from taking control of their systems.
  • For installing security patch updates, directly head on to Settings → Update & security → Windows Update → Check for updates, or you can install the updates manually.

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