Microsoft Issue Record-Setting Critical and Important Security Patches

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.

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

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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