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Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to fix four critical flaws, all versions of IE at risk again


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Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to fix four critical flaws, all versions of IE at risk again

Summary: Prepare your systems (and a strong pot of coffee): Patch Tuesday is on deck for another month. Microsoft will release patches for seven security vulnerabilities, four of them considered 'critical.'

By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day |

March 8, 2013 -- 12:58 GMT (04:58 PST)

Microsoft will release seven fixes next week for Windows, Internet Explorer and Office, as well as a small handful for Windows Server and Silverlight, to address a number of security vulnerabilities.

The software giant warns that four of the patches will fix 'critical' vulnerabilities.

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Bugs ahoy, in Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday advance warning. (Credit:

Microsoft)

Three of the four 'critical' flaws affect Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Windows Server and SharePoint, which could all lead to remote code execution—such as allowing hackers access to install malware without user prompts or permission. The flaws rated 'important' could lead to an elevation of user privileges or the disclosure of user data or personal information.(More...)

Read complete article at: http://www.zdnet.com/patch-tuesday-microsoft-to-fix-four-critical-flaws-all-versions-of-ie-at-risk-again-7000012327/

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