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First Patch Tuesday of the year includes bulletins for Server, Office

Microsoft is helping admins ring in the new year by offering increased security and protection for their systems, including those running Windows Server 2012.

To mark the first Patch Tuesday of 2013, the company released an advance security bulletin this week that includes seven bulletins. Two bulletins are marked as critical and five are marked as important.

Both of January’s critical bulletins address remote code execution vulnerabilities.  Multiple versions of Windows Server and Microsoft Office, as well as Windows RT, are affected.

This month’s important bulletins address elevation of privilege, denial of service and security feature bypass vulnerabilities.  Windows RT, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 and multiple versions of Windows Server are affected.

Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 make their third consecutive appearance in Patch Tuesday bulletins. Internet Explorer is not affected by this month’s bulletins after receiving multiple patches in the last months of 2012.

What do you think of this month’s patches? Let us know in the comments on this post, or on Twitter @SearchWinServ.

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