In Life There Are Two Certainties - Taxes and Patches - Slide 5

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MS012-27 Rated Critical Vulnerability in Windows Common Controls Code

May require a restart. This is an Active X issue that impacts numerous applications; it could allow remote code execution.

As we approach April 17, we get to deal with both filing our income taxes and a taxing bunch of patches from Microsoft and others. While the overall number of patches from Microsoft is light, we have four critical patches along with two important ones. They impact a wide array of platforms and applications including Microsoft Windows, IE, .NET Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Windows Server, Developer Tools and Forefront. Most concerning is that some critical issues seem to impact Windows from the older legacy XP platform. Lately we have come to expect current Windows 7 and Windows 2008 platform issues.

Paul Henry, security and forensic analyst with Lumension, takes a closer look at the details from Microsoft.

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