You know damn well what day it is, it’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday!
Microsoft plugged 22 security holes today in the second Patch Tuesday of the year.
The fixes are included in 12 security bulletins spanning Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and IIS. Three of the bulletins are rated “critical” while the other nine are considered “important.”
Within the critical bulletins are fixes for a bug in the Windows Graphics Rendering Engine Microsoft warned users about in January, as well as a vulnerability in IE (Internet Explorer) resulting from the creation of uninitialized memory during a CSS (cascading style sheet) function within IE. The company issued the advisory for the IE flaw in December, and has seen limited, targeted attacks focused on the vulnerability.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2011
Microsoft patches Windows, IE
Microsoft Fixes 22 Security Holes – 6 Critical
Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday: 6 Critical Fixes
Microsoft Patch Tuesday Swats 22 Bugs, Misses MHTML Flaw
How to Prioritize Microsoft Patch Tuesday
Bug bounty program reveals 22 unpatched flaws, 5 in Office
Microsoft delivers ‘big month’ of patches, quashes 22 bugs
February Microsoft Patch Targets 20-Plus Security Flaws
Microsoft patches critical flaws in IE, Windows Shell Graphics
Microsoft addresses 22 vulnerabilities in monthly patch release
Microsoft finally says adios to Autorun
Microsoft Update Trims USB AutoRun For Security
Who Nellie, that’s a whole lot of patch! And, as usual, it doesn’t even correct all the problems with the software.
/so, until next time, happy patching!
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