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Microsoft releases largest patch update yet

MicrosoftToday, on “Patch Tuesday”, Microsoft release it’s largest set to date of patches for the Windows platforms.

There were 13 patches addressing 34 vulnerabilities including 2 zero-day flaws involving Server Message Block (SMB).

Those two technologies are addressed in MS09-054 (IE) and MS09-062 (GDI), which were two of the patches released Tuesday. The patches ran in number from MS09-050 to MS09-062.

Included in this update was also a re-release of patch MS08-069 to fix a vulnerability in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

The most critical of these 13 patches are those for IE and Windows Graphics Device.

Microsoft releases regular patch updates on the second Tuesday of the month, however emergency patches (out of bound releases) may be released at any time.

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