December 10, 2013
Today, Tuesday December 10, Microsoft is releasing eleven new security bulletins. Five of the bulletins are rated critical. Microsoft systems affected are:
- Windows operating systems
- Internet Explorer
- Windows Server operating systems
- Developer Tools
It is recommended to accept the updates. MIT WAUS subscribers will receive the updates after they have been tested for compatibility. Installing the bulletins manually may require a restart.
This is the last update of the year, finishing the 10th anniversary of Microsoft’s formularized process for security updates. Six of this month’s bulletins close potential remote code execution holes. All Windows platforms are affected, from XP to 8.1 and from Server 2003 to 2012. In addition, this month’s Internet Explorer update covers IE 6 through 11.