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Microsoft issues two critical patches

Microsoft issues two critical patches

Microsoft released its February 2006 security bulletins, which includes two critical updates and five important updates. The bulletin covers not only Windows updates but updates to Microsoft Office as well.

MS06-004: Critical

Entitled "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer," this update affects Windows 2000 SP4 and does not affect Windows 98, 98 SE, Me, or Windows XP.

MS06-005: Critical

Entitled "Vulnerability in Windows Media Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution," this update affects Windows Media Player 10 for XP, Windows Media Player 9 on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, and Windows Media Player 7.1 on Windows 2000. Not affected are all versions of Windows Media Player 6.4.

MS06-006: Important

Entitled "Vulnerability in Windows Media Player Plug-in with Non-Microsoft Internet Browsers Could Allow Remote Code Execution," this update affects Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. It does not affect Windows 98, 98 SE, or Me.

MS06-007: Important

Entitled "Vulnerability in TCP/IP Could Allow Denial of Service," this update affects Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It does not affect Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows 98, 98 SE, or Me.

MS06-008: Important

Entitled "Vulnerability in Web Client Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution," this update affects Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It does not affect Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows 98, 98 SE, or Me.

MS06-009: Important

Entitled "Vulnerability in the Korean Input Method Editor Could Allow Elevation of Privilege," this update affects Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and some specific apps within Microsoft Office 2003. It does not affect Windows 2000 SP4 and Windows 98, 98 SE, or Me.

MS06-010: Important

Entitled "Vulnerability in PowerPoint 2000 Could Allow Information Disclosure," this update affects Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3, specifically, PowerPoint 2000.