Eight fixes for April Patch Tuesday release

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Apr 15, 2009

Five critical updates in latest monthly patch release.

The April Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft, revealed this week, contained five updates rated 'critical', as well as two deemed to be 'important' and one assigned a less urgent 'moderate' rating.

The five critical patches cover vulnerabilities in the Microsoft WordPad and Office text converters, vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows HTTP Services (WinHTTP), a vulnerability in Microsoft DirectX, a cumulative update for Internet Explorer - resolving four privately reported vulnerabilities and two publicly disclosed ones - and two Excel vulnerabilities.

Each of the vulnerabilities would potentially allow remote code execution on an unpatched machine.

Full details of this month's patches can be found at Microsoft here. As always, users are advised to ensure they install updates as soon as possible to optimise security.

Posted on 15 April 2009 by Virus Bulletin



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