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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes 5 Critical Flaws

PC administrators are going to have their hands full this month dealing with a litany of patches Microsoft issued to address vulnerabilities in its Windows systems.

In its monthly Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft has issued a total of 11 fixes, deeming five "critical." Together, the patches address a total of 9 vulnerabilities that merited the company's highest ranking on its severity scale.

eSecurity Planet has the details on one of the larger of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday releases.


For any PC administrators that thought April might be a slow month for installing security patches, Tuesday was a rude awakening -- not that they weren't warned.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) rolled out 11 patches in April's "Patch Tuesday" release, five of them ranked as "critical" by Microsoft. All-in-all, they fix a total of nine separate critical vulnerabilities.

The company sent out an advance warning notice of the scale and scope of the April patch release last Thursday. The advance notifications are intended to give IT pros a heads-up of what to expect when the patches are released.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Microsoft Issues Five 'Critical' Patches