Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Critical Microsoft patch set for release

Microsoft is set to release two security updates today as an installment of its monthly "Patch Tuesday" release cycle.

The bulletins, affecting the Microsoft Windows operating system, have a maximum severity rating of "critical" and will require a restart, the Redmond, Wash.,-based computing giant said on its website.

The company will also release an updated version of its malicious software-removal tool through Windows Update, Microsoft Update, the Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.

A Microsoft spokesperson said on Monday that the company had no new information about the updates to release.

Last month, Microsoft released a single patch, containing three separate updates, that addressed problems with either Windows Media Format or Enhanced Media Format. Before the November release, Microsoft also said that update would have a critical rating.

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