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Microsoft to set record with next Patch Tuesday

14 patches, eight critical

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Microsoft's security patch release scheduled for next week will include a record number of bulletins that fix dozens of vulnerabilities in several of its products, the company said on Thursday.

The next Patch Tuesday, scheduled for August 10, will include 14 bulletins, eight of which are rated critical, Microsoft's highest severity classification, generally reserved for bugs that can be exploited to remotely execute malware on vulnerable systems with little or no interaction on the part of the end user. Six of those bulletins apply to Windows, another one applies jointly to Windows and Silverlight and the last to the Office suite.

The remaining bulletins are rated important, and apply to Windows and Office. In all, the 14 bulletins patch 34 vulnerabilities.

“For those who keep track of such things, this will be the most bulletins we have ever released in a month; we have released 13 bulletins on a couple of occasions,” Angela Gunn, a new member of the Microsoft Security Response Center blogged. “However, in total CVE [Common Vulnerability and Exposure] count, this release ties with June 2010, so there's no new record there.”

There are no reports any of the vulnerabilities are being exploited. Yes, a reboot is required for many of the patches.

Microsoft's advance bulletins are designed to give system administrators a heads-up about changes that may affect their networks and software. This month's notice is here. ®

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