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Patching Time Again

Microsoft will be throwing a sweet sixteen party next Tuesday. No, Bill Gates' daughter isn't having a birthday. On that day Microsoft will release a whopping 16 patches. Time to celebrate! Whoopie!

Nine of the fixes are critical, and all 16 patches reportedly involve a full system restart. Best get that coffee brewing or those Red Bulls chilling.

Like most batches of patches, this one focuses largely on remote code execution attacks, though some denial-of-service and elevation-of-privilege have been thrown in for good measure.

RCE fixes are for all current versions of Windows, Silverlight, IE, Forefront (fixing a security hole in a security product sure is ironic) and .NET.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/10/2011 at 1:18 PM


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