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Microsoft's Pre-Holiday Gift: 14 Patches

It won't come under the tree or tied in a bow, but Microsoft tomorrow will unwrap 14 little goodies meant to keep your Windows network joyful.

As is now rote, almost all the patches deal with remote code execution (RCE) flaws – this is where hackers run their bad code on top of your good (but vulnerable) code.

Three of the patches fix 'critical' RCE flaws, while the rest of the patches are merely 'important.'

And a range of Microsoft tools will share in these gifts, including Publisher, Media Player, IE, Office and, of course, the biggest patch hog of all: Windows!

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/12/2011 at 1:18 PM


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