By Elizabeth Montalbano
FEBRUARY 09, 2006
IDG NEWS SERVICE
Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday plans to release seven patches for several
of its software products, including at least two critical updates for
known vulnerabilities, according to the company's monthly security
Microsoft plans to release one critical patch for Microsoft Windows
Media Player; four patches for Windows, at least one of which is
critical; one security update rated as "important" for both Windows
and Microsoft Office; and another update rated as important for
More information about the security updates can be found on the
company's TechNet site .
Microsoft releases security updates for its software products on the
second Tuesday of every month, a day that has become known as "patch
Tuesday" by security experts.
While the Windows Media Player update will not require a restart, the
Windows patches and at least one of the Office patches will require
the OS to be rebooted before they are applied, according to the site.
All of the updates will be detectable using Microsoft's Baseline
Security Analyzer tool, and the Windows Media Player patch can be
detected through Microsoft's Enterprise Scanning Tool, the company
Also on Tuesday, Microsoft plans to release an updated version of its
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft
Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.
Microsoft will host a webcast to discuss the security updates on
Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. More information about
the webcast can be found on the company's site .
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