Patch Tuesday and Windows updates go hand in hand, and this cycle is no different. Microsoft has released updates for a whole array of its software and operating platforms, fixing a bunch of issues.
No less than 25 flaws that allow for remote code execution, and 53 security vulnerabilities overall.
The November 2017 Patch Tuesday update promised much, as we approach the end of the year. And although there are no critical updates for Windows this time around, there are four vulnerabilities that have public exploits.
For starters, both browsers received a lot of attention this month.
Edge and Internet Explorer got several important security fixes, though Redmond says that no attacks have been reported so far that make uses of these flaws that have just been plugged in. Nevertheless, now that they are out in the open, the company recommends deployment of this fixes right away.
On the cumulative updates side of thing, we have releases for all supported versions of the operating system.
Including the most popular, Creators Update.
These bring both security and non-security fixes, and address issues with the various components of the operating systems. KB4048955 is the cumulative update for version 1709, KB4048954 targets version 1703, KB4048953 is meant for version 1607, while KB4048952 is designated for version 1511.
Even the RTM version of Windows 10 got a look, with KB4048956.
As always, Microsoft recommends the deployment of these updates as soon as possible. No reports of these updates causing any major issues, so go ahead and fire up Windows Update on your device to begin installation.