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Posted by: Samker
« on: 14. February 2008., 14:37:54 »

And a further five 'important' patches

Microsoft released eleven patches yesterday, with six of them meriting a critical rating.

The critical updates affect the WebDAV Mini-Redirector, Object Linking and Embedding Automation, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office 2000, XP and 2003, and Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac. They all focus on flaws in the programs that could allow remote code execution. Affected systems are those running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003

The remaining patches, deemed merely "important", address issues in Active Directory, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol processing, Internet Information Services, and Microsoft Works 8.0 and Suite 2005. The vulnerabilities could allow denial of service, remote code execution, or in one case grant an attacker full control of an affected system.

Microsoft's February patch summary can be found here:

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Posted by: Samker
« on: 12. February 2008., 16:11:08 »

Microsoft plans to issue 12 security bulletins on 12 February, including seven fixes for vulnerabilities rated as 'critical'.

The security fixes will be released next week on Microsoft's scheduled Patch Tuesday monthly update.

Seven patches address 'critical' vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to remotely execute code. Three address issues in Office, one in Internet Explorer and the remaining three in Windows.

At least one of the 'critical' flaws in Office also affects Mac OS X users.

Five additional bulletins are rated 'important' by Microsoft. These include two denial of service vulnerabilities in Windows, a Windows user elevation privilege flaw and remote code execution vulnerabilities in Office and Windows.

Microsoft often patches multiple vulnerabilities and software versions with a single bulletin, so the exact number of flaws addressed in the update will not be known until the update is released on Tuesday.

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