August Microsoft security bulletins to fix record-tying 34 vulnerabilities


August Microsoft security bulletins to fix record-tying 34 vulnerabilities Staff

Microsoft's Aug. 10 patch release will contain a record 14 bulletins, addressing 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, SQL and Silverlight.

The 14 Microsoft security bulletins will be the most the software giant has ever released at one time, said Microsoft's Angela Gunn in its

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August 2010 advance notification post on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog.

"A busy month," said the MSRC team via Twitter today as it announced the advance notification. The 34 vulnerabilities to be addressed ties a record set two months ago with its June release.

Microsoft, just days earlier, released an out-of-band emergency patch addressing a "shortcut exploit" flaw that was being actively exploited and allowed attackers to craft shortcut (.LNK) files that would lead to executable malicious code.

Eight of the upcoming Microsoft security bulletins, which will be released on Tuesday, Aug. 10, are labeled critical and patch remote code-execution flaws in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Silverlight. The remaining five bulletins, labeled important, will focus on remote code execution and elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.