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Microsoft Patched 28 Bugs Through its December Security Bulletin

Microsoft released its December 2008 security bulletin consisting of eight patches to fix 28 vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities are exploited by remote attackers to launch malicious attacks against victims' computers.

The security researchers at Microsoft state that 6 of the patches fixing 23 vulnerabilities are rated as "critical", implying that potential attackers could remotely run malicious code leading to the shut down of a victim's computer or to gain complete control of the system.

Furthermore, the security specialists said that a very serious bug that Microsoft repaired through its December 2008 security bulletin is related to a flaw discovered in Graphics Device Interface (GDI) that at...

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