MS Schedules Two Patches for Tuesday

Microsoft plans two fixes as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday updates to be released next week, the company said Thursday. An update marked for Office has been rated as "critical," and another for the Windows operating system is marked "important."

As is normal with advance security bulletins, Microsoft did not disclose what vulnerabilities the patches would address. This is done to prevent hackers from taking advantage of flaws before customers have a chance to download the updates.

However, through reports from security firms, possible vulnerabilities that may be fixed with these updates can be deduced. According to eEye Digital Security, one Microsoft flaw remains "overdue" -- a medium-risk issue involving a possible denial of service vulnerability. BetaNews | MS Schedules Two Patches for Tuesday

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 9th March 2006 10:18PM