Microsoft readies dozen fixes for August
"It's patch time"
Patch Tuesday looms closer
Microsoft's 'Patch Tuesday' is looming closer and it looks like Microsoft have a swag of vulnerabilities to be patched in its monthly security update. The August 12 update will include seven bulletins rated as 'critical,' the highest of Microsoft's security alert levels. All seven address flaws that could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a targeted system.
Four of the critical bulletins address issues in Office. Of the remaining three, one addresses critical flaws in Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003, while another fixes a critical issue in Windows Media Player. The third addresses a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
The company is also planning five bulletins rated as 'important.' The patches include a pair of remote code execution flaws in Windows and one in Office. The other two adress information disclosure vulnerabilities found in Windows Messenger, Outlook Express and Windows itself.
The company plans to release the update on Tuesday at roughly 18:00 GMT. The release will include non-security updates for the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and the Windows Update, Microsoft Update and Software Update Services.
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