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Microsoft patches 21 more vulnerabilities

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Feb 2012 0:02 User comments (2)

Microsoft patches 21 more vulnerabilities Following their standard "Patch Tuesday" protocol, Microsoft has issued nine security updates today that patch 21 vulnerabilities in their products.
The products in question include Windows, Internet Explorer, .Net, Silverlight, Sharepoint server and MS Office.

Four of the nine updates were dubbed "critical," which is Microsoft's highest threat rating, while all the others were labeled "important." Of the vulnerabilities, 6 were critical, 14 were important and the final one was "moderate."

The most notable fixes came for vulnerabilities in IE and Windows as they were "drive-by" attacks, which needed nothing more than the user to visit a malicious site to be affected.

Many of the other fixes were related to media files. More info here: Patch Tuesday

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2 user comments

115.2.2012 13:25

I had 13 specific updates waiting for me on my Win 7 64-bit with Office 2010 Pro 64-bit machine.

216.2.2012 21:53

Originally posted by hearme0:
I had 13 specific updates waiting for me on my Win 7 64-bit with Office 2010 Pro 64-bit machine.
Some are for XP and Vista not Win7

Jeff

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