Microsoft Plans Nine Bulletins, Four Critical for February Patch Tuesday

Microsoft will issue nine security updates, four critical, for Patch Tuesday next week, fixing 21 different vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET, Silverlight and Office.Seven of the nine may lead to remote code execution, while the other two may lead to elevation of privilege, according to Microsoft’s advance notification bulletin yesterday.

MicrosoftMicrosoft will issue nine security updates, four critical, for Patch Tuesday next week, fixing 21 different vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET, Silverlight and Office.

Seven of the nine may lead to remote code execution, while the other two may lead to elevation of privilege, according to Microsoft’s advance notification bulletin yesterday.

For the first time ever, patches for the newer Windows 7 operating system will outnumber those of the older XP operating system, which Microsoft is phasing out of existence.

As usual, the company will release more information on each patch and which vulnerabilities they apply to on Tuesday, followed by an informational webcast on February 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. PST.

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