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Microsoft to Patch 25 Windows Vulnerabilities

At the end of March, Microsoft released an out-of-band patch for a "serious flaw" affecting IE6 and IE7 because the vulnerability was said to be both critical and time sensitive. So what about the flaws that don't warrant an out-of-band patch?

CNet reports that Microsoft will next week release 11 security bulletins addressing a total of 25 vulnerabilities. Spread across Windows, Microsoft Office, and Exchange, five of the bulletins are addressing critical vulnerabilities, five are considered important, and the last is rated as moderate.

All five of the bulletins marked critical as well as three of the important bulletins affect vulnerabilities that allow for remote code execution. Exploit code for two of the vulnerabilities has already been released.

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003, Server 2008, Office XP, Office 2003, 2007 Microsoft Office System and Exchange Server 2000, 2003, 2007, and 2010 will all be affected by next Tuesday's patches.

  • superblahman123
    Windows has vulnerabilities?! ;-)
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  • mycpumelted
    Only 25 vulnerabilities, that seems like an improvement.
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  • sliem
    It's not vulnerabilities, it's "exploitable weaknesses that stupid hackers found... why couldn't they just leave us alone?!"
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  • nebun
    mycpumeltedOnly 25 vulnerabilities, that seems like an improvement.
    still 25 too many...i wonder how many exploits are discovered on Apple OSX...yet the company keeps quiet, lol
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  • formin
    lol love the pic of the "e" with the bandaid
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  • huron
    I know everyone likes to make fun of Windows, but isn't this about Internet Explorer, and primarily 6 and 7?

    Shouldn't the comparisons be to Safari, Opera, Chrome, Firefox, etc?
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  • jhansonxi
    sliemIt's not vulnerabilities, it's "exploitable weaknesses that stupid hackers found... why couldn't they just leave us alone?!"These are not stupid hackers. Stupid hackers (more correctly called crackers or "black hats") would need the Windows source code. Windows is closed source.
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  • eddieroolz
    Not much of a splash here, just regular patch-up work.
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  • falchard
    Why is this news? Microsoft does this atleast once a month.
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  • qwerty45
    Mac OSX is not worth hacking lol
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