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05 October 2007, 11:00

Seven security updates on Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday

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Next Tuesday, October 9, Microsoft intends to release seven security bulletins and updates. Four of them apparently refer to critical security holes in Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, and Vista, and also in Word 2000 and 2002. These allow code to be remotely injected and executed. The three remaining bulletins cover updates for Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003 and Vista categorized as "important". Microsoft says that these updates will close holes that could be exploited for DoS attacks, among other things.

In addition, a new version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool will be released as every month. It helps detect and remove a number of contaminants and root kits. Finally, three other updates not related to security will also be released via Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in addition to an update for Windows via Windows Update (WU). No details have yet been made available on these non-security updates.

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