By Elinor Mills
April 8, 2010
Microsoft will issue 11 security bulletins in next week's Patch Tuesday
to fix 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Exchange,
including two holes for which exploit code is in the wild.
Five of the bulletins address critical vulnerabilities that could allow
an attacker to take control of the computer, five are rated important,
and one is rated moderate.
With the updates, Microsoft will be closing two outstanding security
advisories that have been worrisome because code to exploit the
vulnerabilities is available publicly.
One of the advisories is 981169, which involves a vulnerability in
VBScript that could allow the remote execution of code and a complete
takeover of the system. Disclosed on March 1, it affects older versions
of Windows running Internet Explorer.
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