Microsoft fixes 8 security gaps with Tuesday's updates

Microsoft released new patches to fix vulnerabilities in its software for this month.
The release of updates includes eight new patches, and the most critical of them, was in the Windows Telnet service. The defect could allow an attacker to make malicious changes to a device.Microsoft Security

Although it was the most critical update, the service is not enabled by default except for Windows Server 2003 systems that are no longer supported by the company.

The other patched bugs were described by the company as "significant", and could allow an attacker to increase user privileges, bypass embedded security features, and launch denial-of-service attacks.

Η Microsoft also released a patch for the vulnerability revealed by Google last week, which caused (once again) friction between the two companies.

In a major post, Microsoft's Chris Betz argued that the security landscape is becoming "increasingly complex," and that companies should "work together" rather than have the details of a security vulnerability before it can be fixed.

Google said it reported the error since October, and revealed it after a waiting period of 90 days.

Microsport will release the next security updates and fixes on February 10.

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