Patch Tuesday: Expect 6 security fixes

Patch Tuesday: Expect 6 security fixes
Patch Tuesday: Expect 6 security fixes 

By Jabulani Leffall
Nov 06, 2009

After a record-breaking Patch Tuesday in October, November's security 
update promises to be a bit lighter with six scheduled fixes, three 
deemed "critical" and three "important."

This month's patch rollout is expected to have five bulletins addressing 
remote code execution vulnerabilities, while the remaining fix will 
address denial-of-service issues.

The first scheduled fix will be a critical bulletin affecting Vista and 
Windows Server 2008. The second critical fix affects only Windows 2000. 
Meanwhile, the third and final critical item involves every Windows 
operating system except for Windows 7.

Microsoft expects to issue three important fixes, with the first 
bulletin affecting every OS except for Vista and Windows 7. The 
remaining two important fixes will address XP-based Microsoft Office 
applications, including Excel, Excel Viewer for Office 2003, 2007 
Microsoft Office System, and Office for Mac 2004 and 2008.


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