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Microsoft to Issue Six Security Updates

Microsoft said today it plans to offer at least six software updates to fix security holes in its Windows operating system and other software.

The Redmond, Wash., campus generally issues updates on the second Tuesday of each month. Each Thursday before "Patch Tuesday," Microsoft publishes a short synopsis of the number of patches it plans to release. Beginning with this month's cycle, however, Microsoft plans to offer a bit more advance information about the updates it expects to push out on Patch Tuesday.

Looking at the expanded version of Microsoft's Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2007, it looks like we can expect at least six security vulnerability patch bundles next week, four of which will bear the "critical" rating. Critical flaws are those that can be exploited by criminals without any help on the part of the user, or victim.

According to this revamped pre-briefing, among the more notable flaws we can expect to see patched are critical bugs residing in Windows Mail in Windows Vista, as well as Internet Explorer 7 in Vista, and pretty much all other previous versions of Windows. Security Fix will have the complete rundown on the patches when they are released Tuesday.

By Brian Krebs  |  June 8, 2007; 3:16 PM ET
Categories:  New Patches  
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Comments

Remember when Vista was supposed to be secure, heres a little more proof that it's not.

Posted by: Anonymous | June 8, 2007 5:41 PM | Report abuse

@ previous poster (Anonymous):

The same could be said of Java. But doing so is disingenuous. No piece of software is or can ever be 100% secure.

A fair review of the data indicates that not only Windows Vista, but also Office 2007 have had far fewer vulnerabilities of which most have been rated below the highest severity rating of "critical". Both products, created under the Trustworthy Computing Initiative, have shown to be more secure than their predecessors.

Posted by: TJ | June 8, 2007 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Saying that Vista isn't as bad as Windows XP is no great compliment, nor is "well, nothing is 100% secure".

It just means you'll get a virus/trojan/worm - and certainly crashes - later than sooner

There ARE other OS's and they're ALL MUCH more secure than ANY version of Windows.

Posted by: a nonny mouse | June 9, 2007 7:53 AM | Report abuse

There are several warnings about Fake Microsoft Security Alerts on the web.
One is here:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,132736/article.html

Posted by: Frank C. | June 12, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

like "cato the elder" I´ll repeat my aim. "The Redmond`s" should patch the infected systems. It is like somebody without cholera is drinking the cholera-water! The computers communicate whitout our knowlegde! Consider like "ceterum censeo catharginem esse delandam" cato de elder.
tagesclaus

Posted by: tagesclaus | June 16, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

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