Redmond has announced that it plans on releasing eight different security updates as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday update cycle next week. Most of these are for the Windows operating system.
Patch Tuesday this month falls on November 12, by the way.
Windows 8.1 is also in on the action, and will receive three improvements. The company’s latest operating system was officially released last month, however, it is not clear whether Microsoft has found some security flaws in the new OS or just wants to fix some bugs reported by users.
Anyway, all three updates for Windows 8.1, however, are marked as Critical.
The company has not released complete details of what exactly is in line to be fixed, in order to keep users safe from any public exploit, however, the advanced notification page confirms that three Critical updates will fix flaws in various versions of Windows, including Windows XP and Windows 8.
Five remaining updates are marked as Important, and a number of versions of the Office productivity suite are also on the list of software getting patched — from Office 2003, Office 2007, all the way to Office 2010 and the latest iteration, Office 2013.
Just like all the other patches, Windows 8.1’s security fixes will be delivered via Windows Update, which means that no user input will be required to deploy them.