Microsoft will release a security bulletin next Tuesday to address two vulnerabilities.
The bulletin, to be released on 11 May, will address two important flaws in the software giant's Windows operating system and Office suite that could allow hackers to take control of a computer system.
A post on the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) says that the bulletin will come with a patch covering security vulnerabilities in Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 and 2008, Office XP, Office 2003 and 2007, along with Visual Basic for Applications and Visual Basic for Applications software development kit.
The company has warned users of its Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2 software that in order to continue receiving security updates, they should upgrade to a newer OS or download the latest Service Pack.
Microsoft also revealed the updates will not cover a security flaw in Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0, which is capable of exposing data.
Group Manager Jerry Bryant of Response Communications at Microsoft, wrote on the blog: “Our teams are still working on an update for that issue. In the meantime, we recommend customers review the advisory and apply the workarounds.”