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Microsoft to Issue 11 Patches Next Week

Microsoft Corp. will issue at least 11 software updates on Tuesday to fix security holes in its Windows operating system and other software products.

The company is expected to release six patches to fix flaws in Windows, and another four updates to remedy security vulnerabilities in its Microsoft Office suite. With any luck, those updates will address three separate and serious flaws that bad guys have been using over the past couple of weeks to install spyware and steal data from victims who happen to visit a maliciously crafted Web page.

The final patch will deal with a security issue in Microsoft's .NET Framework. Microsoft also says it plans to issue a pair of "non-security high priority updates."

Security Fix will have more next week on what these patches are all about and just how many individual vulnerabilities are addressed by each (a patch can fix multiple flaws, and we may be looking at a large number of them for next week's release.)

By Brian Krebs  |  October 6, 2006; 5:50 PM ET
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BK, just a comment on your chat earlier on Friday. You mentioned that PatchGuard is a technology that Microsoft should've shipped years ago.

The fact is, they DID ship it years ago. It's been around for 2 years. It is in XP x64 and 2003 x64.

Which makes the compliants from Symantec and McAfee even more ridiculous.

Posted by: Matt | October 6, 2006 11:18 PM | Report abuse

In regards to the post by "Matt" on 10/06, just how many (few!) machines are equipped with 64bit processors? NOT VERY MANY!

Posted by: Tim | October 9, 2006 4:01 PM | Report abuse

How does that change anything? McAfee and Symantec are complaining specifically about the technologies in the 64-bit versions of Vista. Technologies that have been around for two years in the 64 bit versions of XP and Server 2003.

If anything, you are making my point for me. These two companies are creating a huge stink about a tiny section of their market, a market where they haven't been able to do what they want (kernel access) for two years anyway.

Posted by: Matt | October 10, 2006 11:03 AM | Report abuse

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