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A Medium Patch Tuesday

This coming Tuesday will be moderately busy for IT patching pros as Microsoft plans a half-dozen fixes.

I know I sound like a broken record, but nearly all the patches address remote code execution (RCE) flaws. In fact, one patch helps close an RCE hole in all currently supported revs of Windows. Pretty handy.

Microsoft virtual wares get some security help, too. Hyper-V is fine, but older tools such as Virtual PC 2004 and 2007 as well as Virtual Server 2005 need to be patched.

Finally, Microsoft has a fix for DirectX (which hackers, for some reason, particularly like to attack) and tweaks for ISA and Office Publisher 2007.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/10/2009 at 1:16 PM


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