By Marcos Colón

January 10, 2017

Security practitioners that prepare for an onslaught of security updates every first Tuesday of the month won’t have a laundry list of vulnerabilities from Microsoft this time around.

The company released the first bundle of patches for 2017, with only three flaws that have been addressed in its product fleet.

Featured in four security bulletins, one of the vulnerabilities is specific to Flash Player, which Microsoft addresses via patches distributed in its Windows update.

But just because the list of vulnerabilities in 2017’s first edition of Patch Tuesday isn’t extensive, doesn’t mean that addressing the bugs isn’t important. Of the four security bulletins released by the company, one that affects Microsoft Office and Office Services and Web Apps is deemed critical (MS17-002).