Microsoft has released the last set of planned security bulletins for the year 2010 yesterday. A total of 17 security bulletins have been released that patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft products like the Windows operating system, Microsoft Office or Internet Explorer.
When we look at the severity rating of those vulnerabilities we notice that two of the bulletins have a maximum severity rating of critical while the remaining ones a rating of important with the exception of one that has been rated as moderate.
Maximum severity rating means that at least one Microsoft product is affect this way by the vulnerability. The critical vulnerability MS10-090 affects Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8 and is critical on all Microsoft operating systems. Vulnerability MS10-091 on the other hand is critical on Windows Vista and Windows 7 but not on Windows XP, something that we do not see very often thanks to improved security of the two operating systems.
The updates are already available via Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center.
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