Microsoft has just enabled downloads for today’s security patches on Windows Update. Today’s Patch Day brings 12 security bulletins that fix vulnerabilities of various severity affecting the Microsoft Windows operating system, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Three of the vulnerabilities have a maximum severity rating of critical, the highest possible rating. The remaining 11 have a maximum severity rating of imporant.
Windows users can check for the updates by opening Windows Update which is linked from the Windows start menu. There it is possible to check for new updates which needs to be done if the PC has been running for some time today.
The security bulletin summary for February 2011 offers in depth information about the updates and the affected applications.
All individual security bulletins are listed and linked below as well.
The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.
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