Monthly Microsoft Patch Release Won't Include Word Fix
Microsoft Corp. said yesterday that its monthly patch release next Tuesday will include at least six software updates to plug security holes in its Windows operating system and other software.
Missing from the company's notice, however, is any mention of a software update to fix a dangerous flaw in Microsoft Word that criminals are actively exploiting to break into Windows PCs.
Five of the updates on the list for next week address vulnerabilities in Windows, while a sixth patch would fix a problem with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 that the company has acknowledged also is being exploited in the wild.
Microsoft said this month's release will include a large number of non-security, high-priority updates, but it wasn't more specific on any of those. Check back with Security Fix on Tuesday afternoon for the lowdown.
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