It’s that time of month for IT security and hundreds of millions of Microsoft users. The latest Patch Tuesday release addresses a total of 49 security flaws in various Microsoft software offerings.
eSecurity Planet has the details including a breakout of the small number of flaws Microsoft rates as “critical.” As in some earlier monthly Patch Tuesday releases, this one includes flaws found in several versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser as well as Windows Media Player and Microsoft’s .NET Framework 4.0 for building applications that run on Windows.
Microsoft fixed a total of 49 security flaws with 16 patches — four of them rated “critical” — on Tuesday.
Most of the security holes fixed on this “Patch Tuesday” — so-called because Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) normally releases most of the patches it will issue for each month on the second Tuesday of each month — affect Windows.