Microsoft Preps 7 Patches for Tuesday

Microsoft has announced that it will issue seven security bulletins on Tuesday, fixing issues in Windows, Office and Outlook Express. Four of the patches will cover "Critical" vulnerabilities while another three deal with problems rated "Important."

The four critical issues involve remote code execution on Windows and in Office. The Important fixes are for denial of service, spoofing and elevation of privilege flaws. Each month, Microsoft announces details of upcoming patches the week before, but does not go into specifics of what vulnerabilities are covered. Separately, three non-security, high-priority updates will be released Tuesday on Microsoft Update with another being delivered via Windows Update.

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