Microsoft Patchday ahead, Google secures Chrome

The Redmond company today announced that it plans to release 12 security bulletins on the upcoming Patch Tuesday. The according updates close 22 security holes within the Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Of those, 3 bulletins cope with critical rated vulnerabilities and the rest are rated important. Be prepared to test and roll out the updates as soon as possible! 5 of the bulletins deal with vulnerabilities which allow attackers to remotely execute code on affected computers.

According to a blog post in Microsoft’s Security Response Center, the February Patchday updates will fix the MHTML processing vulnerability as well as the thumbnail rendering security hole.

And then there is version 9.0.597.84 of the Google Chrome browser available which fixes 9 security vulnerabilities. One of those is rated critical, 2 high and the last 6 get the rating ‘low’ by the Google developers. As usual, the update is installed automatically in the background. But to be sure to have the latest version already installed and active, go into the Chrome menu and check the ‘About Chrome’ entry. If the update wasn’t installed yet, it will be done by doing so.

Dirk Knop
Technical Editor