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10 October 2008, 11:45

Eleven security updates from Microsoft next Patch Tuesday

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Microsoft will issue eleven security updates next Tuesday to plug at least four critical security holes in Active Directory, Internet Explorer, Excel, and Host Integration Server. A further six updates, classified as "important", are intended to eliminate vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system.

Another update, termed "moderate", is to an information disclosure issue in Office. The Malicious Software Removal tool will also be updated to the latest version. Other patches, not relating to security, will be distributed via Windows Update and Microsoft Update.

Users will have to keep on waiting for a patch to fix a privilege escalation vulnerability in connection with Internet Information Services (IIS) and SQL Server, even though this hole has been known since April and an exploit for it has recently appeared.

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