Patch Tuesday: Windows, Internet Explorer need critical patches

Windows and Internet Explorer need critical patches this month, according to Microsoft’s advanced notification about Patch Tuesday bulletins for Oct. 14.

In all there are nine bulletins, but three of them are ranked critical and could allow attackers to execute malicious code remotely, according to the notification. “These will be the top patching priorities, probably with the IE issue being the most at risk for exploitation,” says Ross Barrett, senior manager of security engineering at Rapid7.

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