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Patch Times Eight

Next Tuesday put your patching boots on and get to steppin'. That's because Microsoft is fixin' to send out 8 patches -- six merely "important" and two "critical" items.

While Office, Windows and IE are the usual bugaboos, this time around lesser attacked products get fixes, including Silverlight, Microsoft Host Integration Server, .NET and Forefront.

As is usually the case, patches are mostly aimed at blocking remote code execution attacks. In fact, six of the eight patches are aimed at stopping these exploits.

Silverlight and .NET should probably be patched first, since these two products are getting one of the critical fixes. This particular type of hole was fixed in August, but hacker found new vectors.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/07/2011 at 1:18 PM


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