Quiet Patch Tuesday

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Sep 12, 2007

Four flaws fixed in minimal security update.

Microsoft's monthly 'Patch Tuesday' release of security updates for Windows and other software has been fairly quiet this month - with four patches released, only one of which is labelled 'Critical'.

The most serious issue is a vulnerability in the Microsoft Agent usability tool, which could be exploited to gain control of a system from a remote source. The other fixes, marked 'Important', cover Crystal Reports, Services for UNIX and MSN Messenger software.

Details of the latest patch release are in the Microsoft Security Bulletin, here. A McAfee blog entry carries a graph of updates released in recent years, showing a trend of small numbers of patches in September followed by a sizeable increase in the following months, here.

Posted on 12 September 2007 by Virus Bulletin



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