Microsoft to release out-of-band Critical security update for Windows today (MS14-068)
Microsoft is teasing an out-of-band security update that is expected to be released later today. Typically, security updates are rolled out on the second Tuesday of every month, but this particular update is rated Critical and is rolling out today.
The update deals with elevation of privileges and affects Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1, as well as Windows Technical Preview and Windows Server Technical Preview.
“On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at approximately 10 a.m. PST, we will release an out-of-band security update to address a vulnerability in Windows. We strongly encourage customers to apply this update as soon as possible, following the directions in the security bulletin,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Keep an eye on Windows Update to snag this Critical update later today.Further reading: Microsoft, Patch Tuesday, Security, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1