Sunday, February 7, 2010

Microsoft next week will fix 26 Windows, Office security flaws

Microsoft says next Tuesday's regular security updates to patch 26 security vulnerabilities, including a number of serious Windows flaws, one of which can affect the 32-bit version of the core. In addition, there are several Office vulnerabilities.

The release of the 13 Express, there are five sufficient to cause remote code execution, which is rated critical. Affected systems include Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7, as well as Server 2003 and 2008, Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2004 for Mac.

A senior communications manager for Microsoft's Security Jerry Bryant in the company blog, wrote: "Letters were associated with the Office as an important level, the representative action to meet the needs of users in order to be used (usually were lured into opening a specially crafted document.) Related to vulnerability only affect earlier versions of Office, so Office 2007 or Office 2008 for Mac this month, do not need to download updates. "

He said that the update will also patch Microsoft released two weeks ago, the core 32-bit version of Windows vulnerabilities. At the same time, the other two known issues: Week three newly exposed data leakage IE flaw, and in November last year, that is found in the document-sharing agreement Server Message Block vulnerability, this will not deal with.

Bryant wrote: "We did not find these vulnerabilities have been used to launch any attack, and to continue to encourage customers to take notice of the relaxation and contingency plans."

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