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Microsoft prepares patches for next week

Three patches, one critical
Sat Mar 07 2009, 10:41

SOFTWARE GIANT MICROSOFT has said that it will release a total of three security updates for Windows on Tuesday including least one critical vulnerability that enables remote hackers to execute malicious code on users' PCs.

The critical flaw being patched allows attackers to execute arbitrary code, usually without any user intervention. The other two security updates are ranked as 'important'.

Vole said that it will not be fixing a critical Excel vulnerability, which allows attackers to launch malicious code remotely on users' computers via an infected Excel spreadsheet file.

The glitch is not considered important enough to rush through. µ

 

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