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Microsoft Patches Critical Windows, Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities in Patch Tuesday Update

Microsoft issued nine security bulletins today for this month's Patch Tuesday.

Three of the bulletins are rated 'critical' and impact Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows. The IE bulletin (MS15-009) will be the focus for many organizations, and fixes a total of 41 vulnerabilities – one of which was disclosed publicly (CVE-2014-8967) and another of which is known to be under attack (CVE-2015-0071). Despite the large number of fixes, the bulletin does not however address the recently reported universal cross-site scripting vulnerability impacting IE.

"The almost ubiquitous critical cumulative patch for all supported versions of Internet Explorer is back (MS15-009) after a one month hiatus, clearly Microsoft was saving up from last month because this advisory addresses 41 CVEs includingCVE-2014-8967which has been publically disclosed andCVE-2015-0071which is under limited targeted attack," said Ross Barrett, senior manager of security engineering at Rapid7.

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