“Microsoft on Tuesday released 10 security updates, one less than anticipated, that patched a record 26 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, and .Net. More than half of the flaws were pegged ‘critical’ by the Redmond, Wash. developer,” Gregg Keizer reports for TechWeb.
Keizer reports, “6 of the 10 updates were judged critical, with the remaining split among Microsoft’s other rankings: ‘important’ (1), ‘moderate’ (2), and ‘low’ (3). Of the 26 disclosed vulnerabilities, 15 were labeled critical, 6 important, 2 moderate, and 3 low. Both the total vulnerabilities and the number of critical vulnerabilities set new records for Microsoft in its monthly patch process.”
Keizer reports, “All the Office updates affect not only various versions on Windows, but also Mac Office 2004 and Mac Office v. X. Mac users can update from within the suite, or by downloading the appropriate patch at Microsoft’s Mactopia Web site.”
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MacDailyNews Note: Microsoft’s Mactopia Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/