Microsoft’s April Patch Tuesday security update has delivered patches that fix 64 individual security holes.
The 64 holes are spread across 17 security bulletins, nine of which, were labelled by Microsoft as critical.
One patch, in fact, fixes a surprising 30 security bugs and, while they are all rated “important,” which is not as severe as Microsoft’s top critical rating, that still makes up almost half of all the fixes for April.
Those 30 fixes all have to do with blocking attackers from attempting elevation-of-privilege assaults on users. However, Microsoft called out three critical patches as the most important for security professionals to install first. One of those patches blocks five critical holes in Internet Explorer (IE) 6, 7, and 8 when running on a Windows client system, but the holes are only rated “moderate” for those same IE versions running on Windows servers.