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Microsoft to patch critical Windows, Office flaws

Microsoft said that it expects to issue four security bulletins as part of next week's Patch Tuesday, closing critical holes in both Windows and Office.
Written by Ina Fried, Contributor on

Microsoft said on Thursday that it expects to issue four security bulletins as part of next week's Patch Tuesday, closing critical holes in both Windows and Office.

The four bulletins cover a total of five vulnerabilities, including a Windows Help Center flaw that had been disclosed publicly by a Google researcher.

Of the two Windows-related bulletins, one is rated critical for Windows XP and low for Windows Server 2003, while the other affects only the 64-bit version of Windows 7. On the Office front, one bulletin is related to the Access database and is rated critical for the 2003 and 2007 versions of the product. The other is related to Outlook and is rated as important for Outlook 2002, 2003, and 2007.

For more on this story, read Microsoft to patch Windows, Office flaws on CNET News.

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