Computerworld – Microsoft today said it will issue eight security updates to customers next week that will include fixes for flaws in Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, Office and SharePoint.
Four of the bulletins, including the one targeting IE, affect Windows 8.1, the fall 2012 refresh of Windows 8. However, to receive those four updates, users of Windows 8.1 must have upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update, which Microsoft released just last month.
Of the eight updates, two were tagged “critical,” Microsoft’s most serious threat rating, and the remaining six were marked “important,” the next step down in the firm’s four-part scoring system.
May’s collection of updates is the largest so far this year: Microsoft issued four updates each in January and April, five each in February and March.
“It’s in the range,” said Andrew Storms, director of DevOps at CloudPassage, today. “It’s not like this is a giant update.”
Storms recommended that users apply the IE […]