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7/13/2011
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Microsoft Patches 'Critical' Bluetooth Vulnerability

Fix among 22 issues addressed by Patch Tuesday

On Tuesday, Microsoft released four security bulletins with patches for 22 vulnerabilities, including bugs in Microsoft Visio, Windows Client/Server, and the Windows kernel.

Only one of the 22 vulnerabilities, however, was rated as "critical." It involves a bug in the Bluetooth stack that an attacker could exploit by sending specially crafted packets to a PC within Bluetooth range--typically, about 30 feet--to take full control of the machine. The vulnerability is present only in Windows 7 and Vista.

Who's most at risk from the Bluetooth vulnerability?

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