Microsoft Issue Record-Setting Critical and Important Security Patches

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Microsoft had a surprise for the IT industry yesterday when they issued a security patch that contains 14 bulletins that addresses 34 known vulnerabilities — eight of which are rated “critical” while six are rated “important.”

This is a new record set my Microsoft for a security patch which includes Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, XML Core Services and Server Message Block.

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Microsoft are also releasing a new security advisory for a privilege escalation vulnerability that affects its Windows Service Isolation feature.

This is the largest patch since October last year (2009) when Microsoft released 13 security bulletins that covered 34 vulnerabilities.

It is thought that this should not raise widespread concern to business and enterprises, according to the Symantec Security Response security intelligence manager, Joshua Talbot.

Source: Information Week