Posted by Virus Bulletin on Jul 11, 2007
Critical patches issued for Excel, Active Directory and .NET.
Microsoft has released a total of seven patches in its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' security update, with three of the vulnerable products covered marked as 'critical'.
The most significant problems are in Excel spreadsheet software, which has three separate vulnerabilities fixed this month, each allowing remote code execution. Active Directory and the .NET Framework each have two flaws fixed, again mostly allowing remote exploitation and in one case data disclosure.
Other patches cover problems with IIS, MS Publisher files and the Windows Vista Firewall. Users are as always advised to ensure the apply the patches as soon as possible, with automated updates the recommended method for home users.