Latest Patch Tuesday updates plug nine holes in Windows, Office, ISA, Virtual PC, and Virtual Server, including several holes that have been targeted in attacks.
Software giant Microsoft says its Patch Tuesday deploy addresses vulnerabilities in DirectShow, SMB Protocol, ActiveX, Windows Shell Handler, and 32-bit Windows.
A Windows patch today fixes eight bugs, including Internet encryption weakness and a critical Windows Media Player hole.
Microsoft says limited attacks have exploited a hole in the ActiveX control, a component of Windows Media Center used for recording and playing television video.
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In the latest Patch Tuesday, bulletins address flaws in Windows and Microsoft Office. The company is still working on a fix for a Mime HTML-related Windows vulnerability.
New hole in DirectX could allow an attacker to take control of a computer if the user visits a site and runs a maliciously crafted QuickTime file.
New M86 Security Labs report says holes in Adobe Reader and Internet Explorer are targeted most by attackers.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday preview shows that one of six security updates slated for next week will target critical hole in DirectX.
On Patch Tuesday, software maker finally fixes critical Excel hole that had been exploited, as well as other exploited vulnerabilities in Windows and Word.