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Patch Tuesday next week will see fixes for vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, .NET Framework, and GDI+.
Fixes for IE bug revealed in Pwn2Own contest and holes in Server Message Block software for client and server are among 64 holes addressed in 17 bulletins.
Windows 7 customers are advised to disable the Windows Aero interface to mitigate against an attack. Some image-viewing applications may be affected, the company says.
Microsoft stitches up a pair of Windows 7 holes, along with fixing up zero-day flaws in SMB and IIS offerings.
Windows 7 features called Direct2D and DirectWrite will speed up Internet Explorer 9 performance. But Firefox hopes it might retool for the same benefit first.
By showing its first glimpses of technology in Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft also is showing it's serious about building a competitive browser.
Redmond issues eight patches that affect Visual Basic 6, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, Windows Search, SharePoint, and Windows Media Components.
Patch Tuesday's security bulletins affect Microsoft Windows GDI+, Windows Media Player, and Office OneNote. Vulnerabilities include an attacker taking complete control of a system.
Security firm says it has seen attempts to exploit vulnerability in Windows that was patched last week and expects other attempts to be successful.