Microsoft readies Godzilla-sized security patch for Windows users

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

This one is a monster.

Microsoft has lined up for Windows users this coming Patch Tuesday a staggering 17 security bulletins (nine of which have been given Microsoft’s highest severity rating of “critical”), addressing 64 security vulnerabilities.

Software including bugs which are said to be fixed by the patches include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio and .NET Framework.

One of the vulnerabilities reportedly fixed will be the MHTML rendering flaw that was discovered earlier this year. Internet Explorer was one the products found to be at risk from the zero-day vulnerability that could allow maliciously crafted webpages to execute code in any…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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