Another month has quickly snuck by this year, which means another Microsoft Patch Day will soon be upon us.
According to their Advanced Notification post for November, Microsoft plans to release four security bulletins next Tuesday, all of them affecting Windows (and components that ship with it). They rate one update as Critical, two as Important, and the remaining one as Moderate. The updates fix the same number of vulnerabilities (specifically four flaws), and will require Windows reboots to complete.
Obviously, you should always try to apply Critical updates as soon as you can, since they tend to fix vulnerabilities that allow attackers to gain full control of your computer with little to no user interaction. I’ll know more about these bulletins on Tuesday, November 8 and will post details about them here. — Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)