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Light Patch Tuesday expected, addresses System Center and developer tools

September will be a light month for Patch Tuesdays with a mere two bulletins and nothing ranked at a “critical” level, according to an advance security bulletin Microsoft released Thursday.

The affected software includes Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1, Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 SP1 and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2.

Each bulletin is marked as “important.” The vulnerabilities mentioned in both bulletins could allow an elevation of privilege if an attacker gained access, which still puts data at risk.

As one of the lightest Patch Tuesdays of 2012, this is the first month since June that no patches will be released to address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. This could present a problem for Windows 8 users, as Adobe released security updates for its widely used Flash Player. Ed Bott writes that because Microsoft and only Microsoft controls updates to IE 10 in Windows 8, users are powerless until the company releases a security update.

What do you think of this uncharacteristically light month for Windows patches? Let us know in the comments on this post, or on Twitter @SearchWinServ

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