Microsoft Preps 13 Security AdvisoriesBy Ryan Naraine | Print
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Critical fixes are coming for multiple Windows products including Microsoft Office, Windows Media Player and MSN Messenger.Microsoft's February Patch Day will be a busy one for IT administrators.
The software giant on Thursday announced plans to release 13 security advisories on Feb. 8, including "critical" fixes for Microsoft Office, Windows Media Player and MSN Messenger.
Also expected is a cumulative patch to plug known vulnerabilities in the widely deployed Internet Explorer browser and updates for Microsoft SharePoint Services, Microsoft .NET Framework and Visual Studio.
The bulletin with patches for Microsoft Office and Visual Studio also carries a "critical" rating, while patches for Microsoft SharePoint Services will be released with "moderate" severity ratings.
The company also plans to issue an "important" fix for bugs in its .NET Framework.
It is not yet known whether a promised update to tweak the way Windows Media Player handles the download of DRM (digital rights management) licenses will be released next Tuesday.
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