Microsoft recently began rolling out security updates for Windows, Office, Adobe, Edge, SQL Server and ChakraCore. Microsoft started Patch Tuesday a little early this month by fixing Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in Windows operating system. After releasing emergency updates for Windows, Microsoft is now rolling out fixes for Office and Edge.
With Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has addressed a total of 55 vulnerabilities, out of which no less than 16 critical bugs have been fixed. The Patch Tuesday rollout includes fixes for Windows, Office and Edge.
A total of 38 vulnerabilities were marked as important, while the 20 vulnerabilities would allow attackers to perform a remote code execution on unpatched systems, meaning the that the attackers might take control of your device if it’s not patched.
Microsoft has also fixed security vulnerabilities in Office for Mac where the attackers can access the system without users consent. The company notes that the security vulnerability hasn’t been exploited. Office, Windows and Edge are functioning fine after installing the latest Patch Tuesday update. It’s worth noting that a reboot is required to patch the system.
“Microsoft started Patch Tuesday a little early this month by releasing the operating system updates last week,” Ivanti’s Chris Goetti said.