This is a big patch release for Microsoft February Patch Tuesday, with 75 vulnerabilities addressed and critical updates for IE and Windows and most importantly this month a large number of patches to Microsoft’s development platform (.NET, IE and scripting engines). And Adobe is back on the scene with a critical update to resolve more memory corruption issues.

We would advise a little caution with the Windows desktop update due to some pretty big updates to both the GDI sub-systems and the Win32K driver system. Chris Goettl has posted some guidance that aligns closely with our thinking: make Adobe, Exchange and the browser patches a priority.

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