Microsoft’s Mega Batch Of Patches, The Second Largest In 2007

by admin August 15, 2007 at 12:06 am

Researchers are calling this a massive bundle of patches, fixing bugs that will affect anyone using Windows.

IT managers and techs may want to reschedule any plans they had for fun in the sun for the rest of the week.

In its monthly Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft(MSFT) issued the second-largest bunch of fixes this year — patching vulnerabilities that will affect anyone using Windows, according to Amol Sarwate, manager of the Vulnerability Research Lab at Qualys.

Microsoft released nine security bulletins, fixing a total of 14 vulnerabilities. Eight of the bugs are critical; four are rated important, which is the next rung down on the risk scale; and two are rated moderate. The fixes address flaws in Windows, Windows Media Player, Windows Gadgets, Office, Excel, Internet Explorer, Visual Basic, Virtual Sever, and Virtual PC.

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