And this Tuesday, there’s an extra big heapin’ helpin’ of downloadin’ fun!
Microsoft today released a batch of 17 security updates for a Patch Tuesday that cover 64 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, .NET Framework and GDI+.
Nine of the bugs are rated critical, while eight are important. One of the “important” bulletins includes 30 vulnerabilities in one bug, MS11-034, and they all share the same couple of root causes, Microsoft said.
Microsoft identified three vulnerabilities as its top priority bulletins for the month: MS11-020, which resolves a problem with Windows that could allow remote code execution if an attacker created a specially crafted SMB packet and sent the packet to an affected system; MS11-019, another Windows bug that could allow remote code execution if an attacker sent a specially crafted SMB response to a client-initiated SMB request; and MS11-018, which could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2011
Tackling the Massive Microsoft Patch Tuesday
Microsoft fixes IE, SMB bugs in big Patch Tuesday
Researcher confirms kernel bugs will dominate Patch Tuesday
Microsoft Smashes Patch Tuesday Record With Massive Update
Another Microsoft Patch Tuesday, 64 New Flaws To Fix
Microsoft Pushes Giant Security Patch
Microsoft delivers monster security update for Windows, IE
Microsoft Releases Torrent of Security Updates
It’s another record! Will Windows software ever be fully patched?
/probably not, so see ya next time, and have a good time downloading, this one takes quite a while!
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