A dozen patches expected from Microsoft next week

Friday, 9 February 2007, 2:00 AM EST

Microsoft said that it plans to release at least a dozen patch bundles next Tuesday to plug security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software.

This patch batch could wind up breaking records for the most number of vulnerabilities fixed in one go by the company, as each patch can and often does address multiple security flaws. Microsoft said most of them will address "critical" flaws -- security holes so serious that they could be exploited by an attacker or computer worm to take complete control over the affected computer with little or any action on the part of the user.

At Security Fix.

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