Microsoft patches critical flaws in Windows 8, Windows RT

Part of a 19-bug update that addresses vulnerabilities in Windows, IE9, Excel and .Net

By , Computerworld |  Windows, ie9, Microsoft

The two critical flaws in MS12-072 were pegged for Windows 8 and its offspring, as was the TrueType font bug in MS12-075 and one of the vulnerabilities in MS12-074, which patched all versions of the .Net framework.

"I'm sure Microsoft is disappointed to have released Windows 8 in late October and have already issued patches for it," said Storms. "But truth be told, a lot of code is reused, and it shouldn't be surprising to see bug fixes in Windows 8. Despite all the hype about newer platforms being the most secure, bugs will be found and bugs will be fixed."

November's six security updates can be downloaded and installed via the Microsoft Update and Windows Update services, as well as through WSUS.

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