12 flaws to be fixed on Tuesday.
Microsoft is planning to release six patches next week in its monthly security update.
The company said that the December 'Patch Tuesday' release would include fixes for a total of 12 different vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.
Of the six patches, Microsoft has rated three as 'critical,' the company's highest alert level, while the other three have been rated as 'important.' Five of the six patches address vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a targeted system...
...Other vulnerabilities to be addressed include flaws in Microsoft Word, Project and Works 8.5 as well as vulnerabilities in Windows 2000, XP, Vista and the recently-launched Windows 7