Patch Tuesday is upon I.T. admins once again, but this month’s update has headache written all over it, according to security Relevant Products/Services analysts. Microsoft Relevant Products/Services is issuing nine patches, six of them rated “critical” and three rated “important.” The patches will plug holes in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, and Virtual PC.

Although this is not Microsoft’s biggest Patch Tuesday in terms of number of updates, the details of the patches indicate a broad spectrum of exposure, according to Paul Zimski, senior director of Market and Product Strategy for PatchLink.

“This is a target-rich environment for hackers,” Zimski said. “Organizations need to remediate these vulnerabilities as quickly as possible to avoid falling victim to quick turnaround exploits.”

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