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Microsoft lines up three critical patches for Patch Tuesday

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Fri Jul 06 2012, 17:18
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SECURITY VULNERABILITY PATCHER Microsoft said it will issue patches for three critical vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system next week, including one for Internet Explorer.

Microsoft has outlined what Windows users can expect next Tuesday when the firm issues a bundle of patches to cover up security vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and its Office suite. Top of Microsoft's list are three patches for 'critical' rated vulnerabilities, two of which are for Windows while one is for both Windows and Internet Explorer.

Microsoft didn't go into detail about what is going to be patched but did say the three critical vulnerabilities involved remote code execution. Rather curiously one of the three patches is not applicable to Windows XP, with only Windows Vista and Windows 7 being affected.

Aside from Microsoft issuing patches for three critical security vulnerabilities, it will also patch six other vulnerabilities rated as 'important', though once again the firm didn't give much information on what was being secured. However the company did say that Windows, Office, Microsoft Developer Tools and Microsoft Server Software will all be patched against either remote code execution or elevation of user privileges.

Microsoft's upcoming fixes are part of its Patch Tuesday cycle, where on the second Tuesday of every month Microsoft issues a seemingly never ending array of additional security patches for many of its key software products such as Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. µ


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