Vista, slated to be wrote on a corporate blog Tuesday., is the first major Microsoft product to get security updates while it is still in beta, Microsoft employee Alex Heaton
"We are committed to release Windows Vista updates for all MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Center) critical class issues that may arise during the beta-testing period," wrote Heaton, who works on Vista security. The goal is to release the fixes as soon as possible, he said--but versions of Windows that have been commercially released, such as Windows XP, get priority.
Vista is not affected by the Windows flaw that is getting most of the attention among the Patch Tuesday bulletins. That flaw, MS06-040, affects file and printer sharing and has already been.
Updates for the security issues that affect Vista have been sent out to Windows Update and are available in the Microsoft Download Center, according to the software maker.
These are not the first security fixes for Vista. In January, Microsoft released a security update to address the samefound in earlier versions of the operating system. The patch fixed a flaw in the way the operating system's Graphics Rendering Engine processes Windows Meta File images. The WMF handling bug was being .