Critical Microsoft Office Patch on Tap

By Ryan Naraine  |  Posted 2006-03-09 Print this article Print

The monthly batch of security patches from Redmond will include fixes for flaws in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows.

Microsoft plans to ship two security bulletins on March 14 with patches for potentially serious vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Office and Windows product lines.

As part of its advance notice mechanism, the Redmond, Wash. software maker said the bulletin affecting Microsoft Office will be rated "critical."
According to Microsofts flaw severity rating system, a "critical" vulnerability can be exploited to allow the propagation of an Internet worm without any user action.
The company said the second update, rated "important," will address holes in the Windows operating system. A new version of the Windows malicious software removal tool will also be released on March 14 with updated definitions to detect and delete newer variants of known viruses, worms, bots, rootkits and other malware. The March batch of patches will also include one non-security, high priority update for enterprise customers via MU (Microsoft Update) and WSUS (Windows Server Update Services). Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at Security Center Editor Larry Seltzers Weblog.

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