By Gregg Keizer
June 15, 2009
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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