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[ISN] Microsoft patches critical Windows drive-by bug

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jan 12 2011 - 08:33:25 GMT

By Gregg Keizer
January 11, 2011

Microsoft today patched three vulnerabilities in Windows, one that could
be exploited by attackers who dupe users into visiting a malicious Web

The company also debuted a new defensive measure to help users ward off
ongoing attacks that are exploiting a known bug in Internet Explorer

The light load -- just two security updates, or "bulletins" as Microsoft
calls them -- was announced last week, making for an easier beginning to
the new year than the end of 2010, when in December the company shipped
a record 17 updates that patched a near-record 40 bugs.

One of today's updates was classified as "critical" by Microsoft, the
firm's top threat ranking, while the other was marked as "important,"
the second-most dangerous rating.


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