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MS Patch Tuesday!
Written by Daniel   
Saturday, 05 August 2006 00:47
Microsoft to Issue 12 New Patches

AUGUST 4, 2006 | Get plenty of sleep this weekend: Another Patch Tuesday is coming up.

Microsoft will pump out 12 security patches on Tuesday, 10 for Windows and two for Office. Some of the patches will be "critical" and will require a restart, according to the software giant, which issued a security bulletin but remains mum on specifics until the big day.

Aside from any new vulnerabilities it may be keeping under wraps, Microsoft is expected to issue fixes for recent PowerPoint exploits, among others. "You have to assume there's something for PowerPoint and Excel," says Paul Henry, vice president for strategic accounts at Secure Computing.

A laundry list of vulnerabilities has surfaced since last month's batch of patches, some or all of which Microsoft could address in this next round of patches:

For a list of the patches, Dark Reading


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