On deck: Critical Microsoft Office, Excel, Windows patches

Summary:Microsoft plans to ship six bulletins with patches for multiple code execution vulnerabilities affecting Office, Excel, Windows and the .NET Framework.

Critical Office, Windows Patches
Microsoft plans to ship six bulletins with patches for multiple code execution vulnerabilities affecting Office, Excel, Windows and the .NET Framework.

Three of the six bulletin will be rated "critical," Microsoft highest severity rating.

The Patch Tuesday batch will also include two "important" bulletins with patches for holes in Office, Publisher and Windows XP Pro.

The sixth update will include a "moderate" fix for an information disclosure hole affecting Windows Vista.

Topics: Windows, Microsoft

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