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Microsoft Patches Record Number of Flaws

Microsoft Patches Record Number of Flaws

By Onuora Amobi for

Microsoft initiated the global rollout of this month’s Patch Tuesday updates late last night, and managed to break a few records in the process. A total of 66 vulnerabilities have been fixed in various software.

These flaws were discovered in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.

Get these patches through Microsoft Update.

Two of these updates are aimed at the company’s flagship web browser, and fix 59 issues in Internet Explorer, with the most severe of them allowing an attacker the same rights as a logged in users. A couple of these were public, while the remaining 57 were privately reported.

Redmond apparently had been collecting these privately reported vulnerabilities for some time, one of them discovered at HP’s Zero-Day Initiative six months back.

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