Microsoft has released this month's security patches for their operating systems and applications.
The patches and updates are already available via Windows Update and Microsoft Download, and it is recommended to update the operating system as soon as possible to protect it from exploits targeting those vulnerabilities.
A total of nine bulletins have been released by Microsoft of which four have received a maximum vulnerability impact rating of critical, the highest possible rating.
As usual, not all operating systems and applications are affected with the same severity. Microsoft's latest desktop operating system Windows 7 for instance is either not affected by the critical vulnerabilities, or with a lower severity of important.
Below are the vulnerability summaries for all nine bulletins that have been released by Microsoft in September 2010:
Microsoft's Jerry Bryant has posted graphs for the deployment priority and severity exportability index in a blog post.
Happy patching everyone.
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