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December Patch Tuesday Preview

Patch Tuesday is an important calendar item for Akamai customers, given how dominant Windows machines are in many companies. This month is shaping up to be a big one.

What follows is a preview of Microsoft's December 2013 Security Update.


Bulletin IDMaximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability ImpactRestart RequirementAffected Software
Bulletin 1Critical 
Remote Code Execution
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows, 
Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Lync
Bulletin 2Critical 
Remote Code Execution
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows,
Internet Explorer
Bulletin 3Critical 
Remote Code Execution
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
Bulletin 4Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
Bulletin 5Critical 
Remote Code Execution
Does not require restartMicrosoft Exchange
Bulletin 6Important 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Office, 
Microsoft Server Software
Bulletin 7Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
Bulletin 8Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
Bulletin 9Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Does not require restartMicrosoft Developer Tools
Bulletin 10Important 
Information Disclosure
May require restartMicrosoft Office
Bulletin 11Important 
Security Feature Bypass
May require restartMicrosoft Office

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