Microsoft Closes Out Year with Record Patch Tuesday

Kara Reeder

Computerworld reports that Microsoft is set to deliver a record 17 security updates that will patch 40 vulnerabilities in its December Patch Tuesday. Two of the bulletins are tagged as "critical," 14 are marked "important," and the remaining update is considered "moderate."


According to CNET News, the final of four holes in Windows that the Stuxnet malware used are patched. The patch release also addresses a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that Microsoft warned users about in November.


Other products affected by the update include Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Exchange.


The total bulletin count for the year set a record at 106. The number of vulnerabilities patched in those updates also set a record: 266.

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