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07 October 2011, 11:19

Microsoft's October Patch Tuesday to close critical holes

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Microsoft logo Microsoft has announced that it will release eight security bulletins, two of which are rated as critical, on this month's Patch Tuesday, 11 October. The updates will address a total of 23 vulnerabilities across a number of its products.

The critical bulletins will close holes in the .NET Framework; Silverlight; Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8; Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7; and Server 2003 and 2008, which could be exploited by an attacker to remotely inject code into a victim's system. The remaining six bulletins, rated as important, fix more remote code execution issues, as well as privilege escalation and denial-of-service (DoS) problems in Windows, Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG), and the company's Host Integration Server.

As with previous Patch Tuesdays, an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) will be released at the same time.

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