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Microsoft Delivers 24 IE Fixes in Feb Patch Tuesday Update

Microsoft this week released seven security bulletins, including a massive IE update that addresses no less than 24 vulnerabilities.

The IE security update impacts versions 6 through 11 and includes 23 privately reported vulnerabilities and one that was publicly disclosed.

Twenty-one of the IE vulnerabilities are grouped together by Microsoft in its security bulletin under the heading "Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer."

"Remote code execution vulnerabilities exist when Internet Explorer improperly accesses objects in memory," Microsoft warns. "These vulnerabilities could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user."

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Microsoft Surprises With Internet Explorer Patch Tuesday Update

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.