Microsoft patches top 10 critical bugs in Windows

Microsoft Corp. posted eight security updates -- more than half marked "critical" -- that patch 10 bugs in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.Of the 10 vulnerabilities plugged today, Microsoft labeled seven as critical, the highest rating in its four-step threat-scoring system. Of the remainder, two were pegged as "important" and one as merely "moderate."Analysts agreed that […]

Microsoft Corp. posted eight security updates -- more than half marked "critical" -- that patch 10 bugs in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.

Of the 10 vulnerabilities plugged today, Microsoft labeled seven as critical, the highest rating in its four-step threat-scoring system. Of the remainder, two were pegged as "important" and one as merely "moderate."

Analysts agreed that the most serious vulnerabilities disclosed today were the two plugged by MS08-021, a critical update for every currently supported version of Windows, including the just-released Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the even newer Windows Server 2008. "That's right across the board," said Tyler Reguly, a security research engineer at nCircle Network Security Inc.

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