Come Tuesday, Microsoft is shipping five security bulletins to fix flaws in the Microsoft Windows operating system, the Microsoft Office productivity suite and the Microsoft Server Software that could lead to code execution and privilege escalation attacks.
All five upgrades have been rated “important” and the Windows OS updates will apply to all versions of the operating system, which means the newest Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be able to reap the benefits too. And keep in mind, at least one of the bulletins will require a restart after installation.
Now don’t you even think of downplaying this batch of patches just because it doesn’t have a “critical” bulletin. Yes, “important” vulnerabilities do not give attackers the full root privileges generally associated with “critical” vulnerabilities, but the attackers can still use an “important” rated vulnerability to achieve an initial compromise. Once the compromise has been obtained, there is no doubt that these attackers will escalate privileges by other means.
The not-“critical” but still “important” bulletins are coming. We are sure that by now, you’ve come to understand just how important these “important” bulletins are.
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