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Microsoft Not Including Any IE Fixes in January Patch Tuesday Update

Microsoft released its first Patch Tuesday security update for 2014 yesterday, issuing four security bulletins that address six different Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) issues in Windows, Office and Dynamics AX.

As Microsoft forecast in its advance notification last week, there is no Internet Explorer (IE) update, which is a surprise to some security experts.

Andrew Storms, senior director of DevOps for CloudPassage, told eWEEK that he was totally surprised, maybe even flabbergasted, that there is no IE update this month.

"I don't think it's a matter of there are no bugs in the IE backlog," Storms said. "It's probably more of a matter that Microsoft determined none of the bugs warranted a release this month, and I have to imagine that the holiday season had a bit to do with that."

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Microsoft Starts 2014 With Four Security Advisories

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