Microsoft patch Tuesday focuses solely on Windows
The January 2015 edition of Microsoft Patch Tuesday might be more notable for what the monthly release of security bulletins does not contain—there are no fixes for the Microsoft Explorer browser this month.
To date, almost every Patch Tuesday has come with a fix for Explorer, which has long been a target for abuse by malicious attackers.
All the vulnerabilities the company issued patches for Tuesday—including one marked critical—are instead found in either the desktop or server editions of its Windows operating system.
All in all, it’s a pretty low-key month for Patch Tuesday, compared to the dozens of bulletins that the company has sometimes released in months past.