Microsoft releases 8 new security patches

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 12 2005 @ 23:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft today released 5 critical and 3 important security updates. Here's a short list:
    Critical:
  • Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution and Denial of Service:
    Vulnerabilities exist in Windows that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system.
  • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer:
    Vulnerabilities exist in Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system.
  • Vulnerability in Exchange Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution:
    A vulnerability exists in Microsoft Exchange Server that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code.
  • Vulnerability in MSN Messenger Could Lead to Remote Code Execution:
    A vulnerability exists in MSN Messenger that could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code.
  • Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word May Lead to Remote Code Execution:
    Vulnerabilities exist in Microsoft Word that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system.

    Important:
  • Vulnerability in Windows Shell that Could Allow Remote Code Execution:
    A vulnerability exists in Windows that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. User interaction is required for an attacker to exploit this vulnerability.
  • Vulnerability in Message Queuing Could Allow Code Execution:
    A vulnerability exists in MSMQ that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. Message Queuing is not installed by default on the operating systems software affected by this security bulletin.
  • Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege and Denial of Service:
    Vulnerabilities exist in Windows that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. To exploit this vulnerability an attacker must have valid credentials and must be able to logon locally to the affected system.
The updates can be downloaded through Windows Update or you can manually download them here


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Thomas De Maesschalck

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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