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Microsoft patches 27 flaws in Windows, Office, IE, and Edge

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    Microsoft released another batch of security patches Tuesday, fixing 27 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and its new Edge browser.

    The patches are organized in nine security bulletins, five of which are rated critical and the rest important, making this Microsoft patch bundle one of the lightest this year in terms of the number of patches.

    All of the issues resolved this month are in desktop deployments, but Windows servers might also be affected depending on their configuration.

    "For example, Windows servers running Terminal Services tend to act as both desktop and server environments," said Tod Beardsley, security research manager at Rapid7, via email. However, the majority of Windows server admins out there can roll out patches at a fairly leisurely pace, he said.

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