Microsoft previews three critical bulletins; two for Office

Summary:Microsoft on Thursday previewed three critical bulletins for Microsoft Office and Windows and a moderate denial of service vulnerability for the company's security software.According to Microsoft's advance notification, the software giant will address the following in its Patch Tuesday update May 13:A critical remote code execution vulnerability primarily affecting Microsoft Office (Word) and another critical remote code execution flaw in Publisher.

Microsoft on Thursday previewed three critical bulletins for Microsoft Office and Windows and a moderate denial of service vulnerability for the company's security software.

According to Microsoft's advance notification, the software giant will address the following in its Patch Tuesday update May 13:

  • A critical remote code execution vulnerability primarily affecting Microsoft Office (Word) and another critical remote code execution flaw in Publisher. Affected software includes Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007
  • A critical Jet database engine issue that affects Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
  • And a moderate bulletin was issued for a denial of service vulnerability in Windows Live OneCare, Microsoft Antigen, Microsoft Windows Defender, Microsoft Forefront Security.

Topics: Operating Systems, Collaboration, Microsoft, Security, Software, Windows

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