Patch Tuesday includes critical and Firmware update for Surface RT

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for Windows

Time for another Patch Tuesday! This time Microsoft is releasing various updates for Windows 8 and a Firmware update for Surface with Windows RT.

Starting with the company’s tablet, the new update delivers a couple of System Firmware (UEFI) improvements including:  

  • Improvements to audio playback when in Connected Standby
  • Additional capabilities for handling firmware updates during low battery situations.

This Tuesday update also brings a total of  7 updates: 5 of them labeled as “Important” and 2 labeled “Critical” that were released to address 12 issues in different Microsoft products including in Windows 8/RT.

As for the security exploit in Internet Explorer 8, 7 and 6, Microsoft is not releasing an update just yet. Although, the company has already published a Fix it to temporarily stop the vulnerability. For more details check out the source links below. 

Update Instructions

1. Use the Ctrl+I keyboard shortcut and click or tap the Change PC settings option.

2. While in PC Settings, navigate through Windows Update.

3. Click or tap Check for Updates Now and install.

Source Security TechCenter and Microsoft forums