June ‘Patch Tuesday’ Ready With Six Updates
Microsoft has declared that it will issue six security bulletins for its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' on June 12, 2007. These will include four patches to block critical holes, one patch for a flaw rated as "important" and another to fix a "moderate" vulnerability. Heise-security.co published this in news on June 8, 2007.
Microsoft always discloses the number of planned updates along with the information about the affected programs and the criticality of different bugs. The security bulletin will be out on June 12, 2007 and will be available on the Microsoft Download Center as well as the Microsoft Update platform.
Microsoft said two severe flaws act on Windows 2000 to 2003 that may allow execution of arbitrary code. The software vendor based in Redmond said it would also repair critical flaws in Internet Explorer and Outlook Express or Windows Mail. These security holes could let attackers inject and execute malicious code. The "moderate" vulnerability that could enable attackers to access confidential information, affects Windows Vista.
Microsoft is also ready with an updated edition of the MS Windows' Malicious Software-Removal Tool for release on Microsoft Update, Windows Update, Download Center, and Windows Server-Update Services.
Microsoft is thinking about releasing seven non-security, most critical updates on Windows Server-Update Services, and Microsoft Update. The company would, however, not issue any non-security, and high-priority updates for Windows on Software Update Services and Windows Update .
The security bulletin of June 12, 2007 will also repair a flaw in Microsoft's Office and Visio software that could give hackers remote access to a victim's PC. Microsoft has rated the bug in Visio as "important" and the vulnerability in Windows as "moderate".
The software giant has modified the way in which Active X elements act in Internet Explorer browser to outwit a patent that Eolas and the University of California owned.
Microsoft has offered its users a grace period of two months for testing application capability. It is also about to issue one non-security update for Windows and two for Windows Server. The company has described all updates as 'high priority' but did not give any further information.
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