Updated: Microsoft delivered 11 patches on Tuesday addressing 17 vulnerabilities. Six updates fix critical flaws and five address important vulnerabilities, but an already exploited Excel zero day was left unpatched.
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Microsoft on Thursday issued advance notice of 12 security bulletins ahead of its February batch of patches with seven critical flaws affecting Vista, Internet Explorer and Office.The most notable patch will likely cover that Excel zero day vulnerability that surfaced last month.
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