January patch Tuesday slimmed down

Microsoft have announced that there will be only four updates delivered on “Patch Tuesday” this month, rather than the eight which some people were anticipating. These four security updates comprise one for Windows and three for Office – it seems likely these will all be classed as critical. It is not clear whether these will be delivered via Windows Update (as well as Microsoft Update) and SUS (in addition to WSUS). The two High Priority non-security updates for Windows will only be made available through MU and WSUS.

There will also be the usual update to the Malicious Software Removal Tool which can be directly retrieved from the download centre or via WU, MU or WSUS. All of these should be available from around 6pm GMT on Tuesday 9th January

See also: SUS is end of life, upgrade to WSUS

Read the full Microsoft Security Bulletin advance notification.

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