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Microsoft Finally Patches ActiveX
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 10 July 2009 11:29
   As usual on the upcoming Patch Tuesday next week, Microsoft will be issuing a series of critical patches to fix security vulnerabilities for its popular Windows computer operating system.

Todd R. Weiss
Jul 10, 2009 9:03 am
PCWorld

But this time, the company is getting a bit more attention than it's used to for its patch release schedule.

Three new "critical" security patches affecting Windows will be part of the patch package that will be available on Tuesday, as well as three "important" fixes for other Microsoft products - Publisher, Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server and Virtual PC and Virtual Server. The fixes affect machines running Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, according to details in the patch advisories.

If your computer is set to automatically receive Microsoft patch updates as recommended, then you should receive the fixes without any intervention on your part.
    One of those fixes, for a security vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control affecting computers running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, though, has been awaited for quite a while. It appears that the first reports of the problem date back to early 2008. [Comments...]
 

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