Microsoft To Release One Windows Patch Next Tuesday

Microsoft will be issuing a single patch on Tuesday addressing a critical flaw that could enable a hacker to seize control over victim’s computer remotely, the company announced on Thursday.

The vulnerability is rated as “critical”, and it affects Window XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Vista, the company notified.

The company is not introducing any fixes for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and Windows Media Player applications in the upcoming security bulletin.

The bulletin, in addition to the critical patch, will include high-priority non-security updates on Windows Server Update Services, Windows Update, and Microsoft Updates; moreover, the bulletin will also have an advanced version of Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Microsoft is also planning to host a Webcast as part of its customary ‘Patch Tuesday’, which usually comes on second Tuesday of every month.

A couple of weeks back, Microsoft asserted that it has been working on a security patch for a critical flaw in SQL server for around nine months, but refused that it has had a fix ready for the purpose.

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Only Windows will be concerned with this month's Patch Tuesday. But expect more security vulnerabilities to surface in the next few months as Windows 7 Beta gets fully explored and cybercriminals become more aggressive as the economic outlook deteriorates.

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