Software

Fixing a hole…or 12

Microsoft gave advance notice (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/advance.mspx) today of the 12 security patches which will be released on Tuesday: 10 relating to Windows and two relating to Office. This advance notification does not include severity ratings.

Unpatched vulnerabilities continue to be a significant weapon in the armoury of malware writers, and Microsoft has been kept particularly busy releasing patches in recent months.

Critical Important Moderate
January 2006 3
February 2006 2 5
March 2006 1 1
April 2006 3 1 1
May 2006 2 1
June 2006 8 3 1
July 2006 5 2

Fixing a hole…or 12

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