Four security bulletins expected on Patch Tuesday

The four, which will be released next week, are considered important, not critical, says Microsoft.

On Thursday, Microsoft announced four security bulletins for Patch Tuesday next week. The pre-announcement is intended as a heads up for IT departments before Patch Tuesday. All four are considered important, the second-most serious ranking by the software giant.

Among the important patches, two affect vulnerabilities within Windows, with one potentially causing remote code execution, while the other involves spoofing. Another bulletin affects Windows and Microsoft SQ Server and involves privilege elevation. The final bulletin affects Microsoft Exchange Server and also involves privilege elevation

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