Microsoft Preps 4 Security Bulletins for Patch Tuesday - 1
Microsoft has four security bulletins slated for July's Patch Tuesday, one of which will address a bug that has been at the center of a debate about responsible disclosure. The bulletins will cover a total of five vulnerabilities affecting Windows and Office.Microsoft plans to release four security bulletins July 13 for Patch Tuesday, including one to cover the security hole discovered by Google engineer Tavis Ormandy. Two of the four bulletins cover Windows, while the others are related to Microsoft Office. All told, the company plans to fix five different vulnerabilities in its products.
The bug reported in June by Ormandy affects the Windows Help and Support Center function in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Ormandy's finding has been controversial because he only gave Microsoft five days to provide a patch before going public, though his actions have been defended by some. The vulnerability has since come under attack.