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Microsoft Releases Four Updates, Patches Eight Vulnerabilities

On September 9, 2008, Microsoft issued four security patches to fix eight security flaws in its Windows operating software as well as other software affecting all Windows computer users worldwide. The vulnerabilities for which the patches have been developed received Microsoft's most "critical" rating, implying that an attacker could exploit them to invade Windows computers without any users' interaction.

Security specialists state that the patch, which is most urgent and important, fixes five flaws in the Windows GDI (Graphics Device Interface), a Windows component that aids in rendering some specific types of pictures. Hackers could exploit these vulnerabilities to compromise Windows computers simply by tricking users into visiting a hacked site in Internet Explorer. T...

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