Microsoft plans record breaking Patch Tuesday
Microsoft has announced its largest Patch Tuesday yet, issuing a record number of updates to fix an unprecedented number of vulnerabilities.
The software firm will issue 16 patches next week, addressing a whopping 49 security vulnerabilities in its products, breaking August’s record of 14 patches for 34 flaws.
“These vulnerabilities cover Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and the .NET Framework,” noted Carlene Chmaj, security response senior communications manager, in the Microsoft security blog.
Four of the patches are rated critical, and address flaws in all versions of IE and Windows – including IE8 and Windows 7. Another ten patches are rated important, and the remaining two are moderate, Microsoft said.
The massive patch is the first to bring a fix for Microsoft Office 2010, for a flaw rated as “important” that would allow remote code execution.