Microsoft has announced plans to release seven bulletins to address eight vulnerabilities next week.

"As part of its first monthly security update of the new year, the software giant expects to patch flaws in Windows, as well as in its developer tools software, according to an advance notification," writes SC Magazine's Dan Kaplan. "It does not appear that any publicly known issues are being patched."

"Just one of the seven bulletins is deemed 'critical' in nature, Microsoft's highest severity rating," Kaplan writes.

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