Coming on Patch Tuesday: Windows, MSN Messenger Updates

Coming on Patch Tuesday: Windows, MSN Messenger Updates

Summary: Microsoft's September batch of security updates will include patches for at least five vulnerabilities in several Windows and MSN-branded software products.

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Microsoft's September batch of security updates will include patches for at least five vulnerabilities in several Windows and MSN-branded software products.

One of the five bulletins applies to the Windows operating system and will be rated critical, the Microsoft's highest severity rating.

The other four bulletins scheduled for release on September 11 will be rated "important," according an an advance notice from Redmond.

[ SEE: MSN Messenger vulnerable to 'highly critical' webcam flaw ]

The fixes will address a "remote code execution" issue affecting MSN Messenger 6.2, MSN Messenger 7.0, MSN Messenger 7.5 and Windows Live Messenger 8.0.

It is not yet known if this update will address the recently discussed buffer overflow vulnerability in the MSN Messenger's webcam functionality. Exploit code for that bug is in circulation.

According to Microsoft, one of the "important" bulletins will contain security patches for Windows Vista.

The patch batch will also include fixes for: Visual Studio, Windows Services for UNIX, Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications and Sharepoint Server.

Topics: Microsoft, Windows

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    nomorems
    • Dude, what is your problem? (nt)

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      Hallowed are the Ori
  • Message has been deleted.

    nomorems
    • + posts

      Or maybe people thought the article was worthwhile, which is what the + is supposed to indicate... dumbass Not everyone feels the need to post a response to an announcement
      Average_Joe
      • Apparently....

        ... s/he hasn't realized that you can cast a vote without having to post a reply... and vice versa.
        Hallowed are the Ori
  • Patch your patches

    You know the drill. Patch patch PATCH patch the patches patched on top of the patches patched atop the last patches patched onto the patches that patched the patches you patched on the patched patches that went on the patches you patched the last patch time.

    Coming NEXT patch Tuesday - MORE PATCHES!!
    whisperycat