As part of its monthly Patch Tuesday cycle, Microsoft gave advanced notice of updates it plans to release on Tuesday next week. The company will issue two security updates, with one deemed critical – Microsoft’s highest risk rating.
In addition, Microsoft will issue to high-priority updates through Windows Update and Software Updates services, as well as additional three high-priority updates through Windows Server Update. The nature of the updates wasn’t disclosed.
Microsoft also plans to deliver an update version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool that detects and cleans common malicious code.
The Microsoft Security Response Center alerted customers on Thursday about its patching plans for the month of December as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification program.
Microsoft said it will host a Webcast about the new fixes on Wednesday at 11 am PDT.