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Microsoft to patch security vulnerabilities on Tuesday - including some rated as "critical"


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Microsoft to patch security vulnerabilities on Tuesday - including some rated as "critical"

by Lisa Vaas on March 11, 2013

Patch Tuesday is bringing seven security fixes, with Microsoft deeming four of them "drop-everything-and-fix-this-now" critical.

The patches are for Windows, Internet Explorer and Office, as well as a sprinkling for Windows Server and Silverlight.

Microsoft says that four of the patches will address "critical" vulnerabilities.

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"Critical" is, of course, Microsoft's highest severity rating.

It covers self-propagating malware such as network worms or common-use scenarios in which code is executed without warning or prompt, such as when users open booby-trapped email or suffer drive-by attacks from maliciously rigged webpages.

In this patch go-round, Microsoft warns that critical flaws might allow for remote code execution on Windows, IE, Silverlight and Office.

Another critical vulnerability would allow for elevation of privilege on Office and Server Software. (More...)

Read the complete topic at: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/03/11/patch-tuesday-microsoft-critical/

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