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Windows 8 Gets Patch Tuesday Updates

At the top of the Microsoft patch list for November are three flaws critical flaws that are being patched in Internet Explorer. According to Microsoft, the flaws were privately reported and do not affect IE 10, which is the browser that is included with Windows 8.

Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys noted that it's a good thing that Microsoft is patching IE quickly even though the bugs were privately reported.

"I don't think we can trust much that bugs stay private for a long time," Kandek told InternetNews.

The other items on Microsoft critical fix list for November all affect Windows 8. They include remote code execution flaws in Windows Shell, the .NET framework and Windows Kernel-Mode drivers.

Overall, Windows 8 is likely to continue to be a core part of Windows security updates even though the system is brand new and improved over its predecessors.

"While Windows 8 certainly has received lots of stability and security improvements, we will continue to see problems in software components," Kandek said. "Some will be older issues like the kernel vulnerability that is an inherited code issue, while others like .NET is an additional component that does its work independent from the operating system."

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Microsoft Updates Windows 8 in November 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.