MS planning Patch Tuesday whopper: 16 bulletins, 49 vulnerabilities

According to the company’s advance notice, four of the 16 bulletins will be rated “critical,” Microsoft’s highest severity rating.   Microsoft rates a critical vulnerability as one that could be exploited to propagate an Internet worm without user action.

The 49 vulnerabilities will mark the largest ever batch of patches issued by Microsoft.  The previous record was 34 vulnerabilities patched in August this year.

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