Microsoft changes Windows 7 / 8.1 kernel vulnerability severity from optional to recommended


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-changes-windows-7-8-1-kernel-vulnerability-severity-from-optional-to-recommended-84723/

Microsoft has changed the severity of three Preview Rollups for a vulnerability in the kernel of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012, from optional to recommended. The result is that the updates will now be automatically installed. During this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released updates for the kernel vulnerability but decided to withdraw…