Patch Tuesday heads-up: 9 bulletins, 13 Windows vulnerabilities

Summary:Microsoft's September batch of security patches will include fixes for 13 documented vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Internet Information Services (IIS), and Microsoft Office.

Microsoft's September batch of security patches will include fixes for 13 documented vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Internet Information Services (IIS), and Microsoft Office.

According to the company's advance notification for this month's Patch Tuesday, there will be a total of 9 bulletins (four rated critical) addressing flaws in all versions of Windows, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

The Microsoft Office bulletins will cover security holes in Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2007.  It is likely these will include fixes for the DLL load hijacking attack vector that affects hundreds of Windows applications.

Seven of the nine bulletins address flaws that could lead to "remote code execution" attacks so it's important for affected Windows users to pay close attention to this patch batch.

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

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Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a leadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content managem... Full Bio

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