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Microsoft issues record 31 patches for bugs in Windows, IE, Office apps




Microsoft issues record 31 patches for bugs in Windows, IE, Office apps
Microsoft issues record 31 patches for bugs in Windows, IE, Office apps



http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=security&articleId=340124 

By Gregg Keizer
June 15, 2009
Computerworld 

Microsoft Corp. last week issued 10 security updates that patched a 
record 31 vulnerabilities -- 18 marked "critical" -- in Windows, 
Internet Explorer, Excel, Word and other applications.

The bugs are the largest number that Microsoft has patched in a single 
month since the company began its regular update program in 2003. The 
previous record of patches for 28 flaws was set last December.

"This is a very broad bunch," said Wolfgang Kandek, chief technology 
officer at security company Qualys Inc.

"You've got work [to do] everywhere -- servers and workstations, and 
even Macs if you have them. It's not getting any better. The number of 
vulnerabilities [Microsoft discloses] continues to grow," he added.

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