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Microsoft’s May Updates Patches Six Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Corp. announced, on May 13, 2008, patches for six vulnerabilities with three judged as "critical" and one as "moderate."

The first critical patch is for Microsoft Word. According to the company, this update resolves two recently discovered vulnerabilities that were privately reported. Microsoft said that the vulnerabilities in the widely used application could let hackers execute remote code through a special Word file that is maliciously crafted.

The next critical patch is designed to foil remote code execution attacks via the Microsoft Publisher program.

However, analysts said that the most significant patch is MS08-028, a critical update that improves the Jet Database Engine in Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 and Windows Server SP1. Direc...

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