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Windows 10 users forced to uninstall Office on Patch Tuesday

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    Windows 10 users forced to uninstall Office on Patch Tuesday

    Here's What Windows 10 Looks and Feels Like

    USERS OF THE WINDOWS 10 Technical Preview have been advised to uninstall Microsoft Office before applying this month's Patch Tuesday security updates, then to reinstall it.
    Testers have been warned since the announcement and release of the Preview to expect complications and irregularities with the operating system as it is in no way considered finished.

    It is rather an opportunity for people to feed back on its development before consumer release in the second half of 2015.

    Also worthy of note in the December 2014 Patch Tuesday is that none of the seven updates affects users of the Microsoft Surface tablet range.

    The seven updates provide fixes for 24 vulnerabilities, four rated critical and three rated important.

    In addition, two troublesome updates from previous months have been fixed so that they no longer bork systems, and a further one plugging a hole in Adobe Flash has been revised.

    This month's top of the troublemakers involves Microsoft Exchange and plugs a vulnerability which could give hackers elevated account privileges if a user clicks on an engineered URL in a phishing email, for example.

    A similar phishing approach is addressed in the second critical update, which addresses 14 Internet Explorer vulnerabilities.

    The third addresses vulnerabilities in Word and Web apps allowing hackers to create a Word document with a payload which could in turn allow a remote code execution (RCE), while the fourth offers a similar fix for the rest of the Office suite and the fifth tackles a specific issue with Excel.

    Six and seven cover an RCE issue in VBScript and a possible data leak in Microsoft Graphics Component, which can be triggered by an infected jpeg file.

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