Microsoft to patch 9 security vulnerabilities on Tuesday

Three "critical" vulnerabilities have made their way to Patch Tuesday, as well as six "important" issues.

Microsoft has announced what vulnerabilities it plans to patch on Tuesday.

According to the company, its Tuesday update will include fixes for nine issues. Three of those issues are "critical" vulnerabilities, meaning that they can allow code execution without any user interaction. The remaining vulnerabilities are labeled as "important."

Although all three of of the Critical vulnerabilities center on Windows, one of them also includes Internet Explorer 9. Interestingly, the flaw does not extend to previous versions of the browser, so it appears it's something new. Beyond that, the nine patches address flaws in everything from Windows XP Service Pack 3 to Windows Server 2008.

As with previous security bulletins, Microsoft is urging people to update their affected software as soon as possible. The company will host a Webcast on July 11 to address customer questions.

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