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updated 4/9/2012 3:19:44 PM ET 2012-04-09T19:19:44

In its monthly Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft is issuing six security bulletins tomorrow (April 10) to fix 11 software glitches in Internet Explorer, Office and other programs.

Four of the six bulletins are labeled "critical," meaning an attacker could exploit the software vulnerabilities to remotely execute malicious code on an infected computer, Microsoft said in its official TechNet bulletin.

Software included in the four critical bulletins includes all versions of Windows and Internet Explorer, .NET Framework, Office, SQL Server, Server Software and Developer Tools.

In an email to SecurityNewsDaily, Marcus Carey, a researcher from the Boston-based security firm Rapid7, said that the "number of bulletins isn't huge but the potential harm is great. "

Carey suggested staying away from unpatched versions of Internet Explorer, and said "be very careful about opening up Microsoft Office documents," as rigged documents could be used to spread malware.

To download the security patches, visit Microsoft's Download Center website.

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