[ISN] Microsoft issues record 31 patches for bugs in Windows, IE, Office apps

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 02:01:18 -0500 (CDT)

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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