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Microsoft Orphans Sons of Duqu in Patch Tues Update

Microsoft's May Patch Tuesday update is now available, with seven security bulletins (three rated Critical) that deliver 23 fixes across Windows, Office, Silverlight, and the Microsoft .NET Framework.

At the top of the list is MS12-034, a combined security update for Microsoft Office, Windows, .NET Framework, and Silverlight. It's an update that addresses vulnerabilities first brought to light by the Duqu malware that surfaced in 2011. Microsoft first patched for Duqu in December 2011. With today's update, Microsoft is addressing multiple "Sons of Duqu" vulnerabilities by patching copies of the code that were found elsewhere in the Microsoft code base.

"This is by far one of the largest security bulletins Microsoft has ever released," said Jason Miller, manager of research and development for VMware, in an email statement to eSecurity Planet.

Read the full story at eSecurityPlanet:
Microsoft Issues 23 Fixes In Big Patch Tuesday Release

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.