Microsoft patches 11 security bugs

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 12 2007 @ 15:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft has patched 11 security flaws in its software yesterday with the release of seven patches. Three updates fix critical flaws and four other ones are rated as important. Five of the updates affect Windows Vista.

Critical updates:
  • Vulnerabilities in DirectX Could Allow Remote Code Execution (941568)
  • Vulnerability in Windows Media File Format Could Allow Remote Code Execution (941569 and 944275)
  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (942615)
  • Important updates:
  • Vulnerability in SMBv2 Could Allow Remote Code Execution (942624)
  • Vulnerability in Message Queuing Could Allow Remote Code Execution (937894)
  • Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (943078)
  • Vulnerability in Macrovision Driver Could Allow Local Elevation of Privilege (944653)
  • The easiest way to get the updates is through Windows Update.


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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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