Scrutinizing Windows Patches
On the last Patch Tuesday, Aug. 8, Microsoft released 12 security bulletins. Chief among the patches was a fix for PowerPoint, plugging a vulnerability that would allow an attacker to take complete control of a user's system.
eWEEK Labs is taking a close look at all these patches to see how they'll affect system operation and application distribution. We paid special attention to the PowerPoint patch, which was downloaded automatically to a server in our labs via Windows Server Update Services. We applied the patch, described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-048, to several desktop systems running affected versions of PowerPoint. Scrutinizing Windows Patches
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