Four IE bugs fixed by Patch Tuesday release

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Dec 12, 2007

Seven updates, three critical in monthly security update.

Microsoft has released its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' security bulletin, featuring seven updates of which three are marked 'critical' and cover flaws which could allow remote execution of code if exploited on vulnerable systems.

The critical issues are with DirectX, Windows Media Format and Internet Explorer, in which four separate vulnerabilities are fixed by a cumulative update. All could be used to gain system access if a malicious file or webpage is viewed on affected systems.

The less significant vulnerabilities, all rated 'important', affect SMBv2, Message Queuing Service, the Macrovision driver and the Windows kernel.

Users are advised to ensure all security updates are applied promptly to keep their systems as safe as possible. More details of the updates are at Microsoft here.

Posted on 12 December 2007 by Virus Bulletin



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