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Microsoft declared 9 security bulletins to fix flaws in Windows, Office, IE and some other products.

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Published on Thursday, 14 January 2016 09:33
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Apple launched new OS X, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, Xcode, Configurator betas two days ago, and now Microsoft company also make a big move for the company’s products. News said said that Microsoft has published totally nine bulletins to fix critical flaws in Windows, Edge, internet Explorer, and some other Microsoft products, which is the first batch of security updates for 2016, and the last updates available for Windows 8.

Microsoft released totally nine security bulletins covering patches of 24 vulnerabilities. Systems running Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Server 2008 will be assigned a priority, and the MS16-005 security bulletin might be prioritized among all bulletins,

Qualys, the CTO of security firm states that MS 16-004 security bulletin takes the second place and seems to be a focus, which reveals 6 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The security rating is based on a special remote code execution vulnerability which has been tracked as CVE 2016-0010. This remote code execution vulnerability exist in Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2011, and all other versions of Office. The culprit also plagues in the Office running on Mac OS X and Widows RT, according to a blog post by Kandek.

There are different opinions about the priority of the security bulletins, researchers from Tripwire holds that the Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge patches should be in the highest priority. Companies that use Outlook Web Access should prioritize MS16-010 for the vulnerability it covers will allow hackers or attackers to launch business email compromise attacks.

This batch of updates covers a wide range of Microsoft products, also, the updates will be the last ones for Windows 8, and Microsoft won’t provide any security support for Windows 8users. Only users who use Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 can continue receiving security support from the company.