Two Security Updates From Microsoft Next Week
Microsoft said today it plans to issue two software updates next week to patch a couple of security holes in its Windows operating system and its Office productivity suite.
The patches, which will be released sometime Tuesday afternoon, include an "important" fix for Windows and a "critical" update for Office. Microsoft rates a security flaw as "critical" if it could be exploited by a computer worm that spreads to unpatched and "un-firewalled" PCs without any action on the part of the victim.
Vulnerabilities that earn "important" ratings from Redmond are only slightly less dangerous, and include those "whose exploitation could result in compromise of the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of users data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources."
As always, Security Fix will have the lowdown on these patches once Microsoft issues them next Tuesday.
March 9, 2006; 5:32 PM ET
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