Microsoft to patch Windows, Forefront this month

Summary:This Patch Tuesday will see just five updates and just two critical. Every version of Windows is affected.

Microsoft has released their Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2014. There will be just two critical updates this month, the first for Windows 7/8/8.1, both x86 and RT, and for Windows Server 2008 and 2012. The second critical update is for Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.

The updates and more details on the vulnerabilities they address will be available at 2PM EST on Tuesday, February 11.

Three other updates for various versions of Windows have a maximum rating of Important. Every supported version of Windows is affected by at least two of the three Important updates.

The same day Microsoft will release non-security updates for various products and a new version of the Malicious Software Removal Kit.

After this Tuesday there will be just two Patch Tuesdays until Windows XP and Office 2003 are unsupported.

Topics: Security, Microsoft, Windows


Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of sec... Full Bio

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