October’s Patch Tuesday proved to be another big month for Microsoft which addressed 49 vulnerabilities, 12 critical, including a zero-day in the Microsoft JET database engine.

The number of vulnerabilities patched this month is down from the 61 covered in September, but industry insiders were still able to point out some severe problems that were fixed with this update. The critical rated vulnerabilities for the month were CVE-2018-8473, CVE-2018-8460, CVE-2018-8489, CVE-2018-8490, CVE-2018-8491, CVE-2018-8494, CVE-2018-8500, CVE-2018-8505, CVE-2018-8509, CVE-2018-8510, CVE-2018-8511 and CVE-2018-8513.

However, most of the flaws picked by those who spoke to SC Media were not rated critical, but still considered important enough to be singled out.

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