[ISN] Microsoft plans big January Patch Tuesday

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 03:20:31 -0600 (CST)

By Gregg Keizer
January 5, 2012

Microsoft today said it would deliver seven security updates next week 
-- tying the record for January -- to patch eight vulnerabilities in 
Windows and its developer tools.

But the company declined to confirm that the Jan. 10 slate will include 
a patch pulled at the last minute a month ago.

One of the seven updates was tagged "critical," the highest threat 
ranking in Microsoft's four-step system, while the others were marked 
"important," the second-highest rating, even though some of them could 
conceivably be exploited by attackers to plant malware on users' PCs.

Altogether, three of the updates were labeled as "remote code 
execution," meaning they could be used to hijack an unpatched system, 
Microsoft said in its monthly advance notification.


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