Microsoft to issue two security bulletins next Tuesday

Both involve vulnerabilities within Windows; one marked critical includes Windows Vista.

In preparation for its next Patch Tuesday, January 8, 2008, Microsoft said on Thursday that it will issue two bulletins.

One, deemed critical by Microsoft, will address remote code execution in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 service packs 1 and 2, Windows XP Service Pack 2, and Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

The second, deemed important, will address local elevation of privilege in Windows Server 2003 service packs 1 and 2, Windows XP Service Pack 2, and Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, but not Windows Vista.

In addition to the two bulletins, Microsoft also plans to issue an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

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