Microsoft fixes 20 flaws, patches entire security lineup

Microsoft Corp. today unveiled a dozen security updates that patch 20 vulnerabilities. One of the flaws was found in every security product of the company's consumer and enterprise lines, including software either bundled with or able to run on the new Windows Vista operating system.

More than half of the 20 patches -- 11 total -- were labeled "critical," the highest rating in Microsoft's four-step threat-scoring system. Among the updates are several that tackle long-standing problems in numerous editions of Microsoft Office, including six patches for Word and one each for PowerPoint and Excel.

But the update deemed by analysts to be most important is MS07-010, which patches a critical bug in the malware scanning engine used by Windows OneCare, Windows Defender and the Forefront Security and Antigen products. Microsoft fixes 20 flaws, patches entire security lineup

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 14th February 2007 9:38PM