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Triple Microsoft Critical fixes to come on Tuesday

Microsoft is going to release patches (opens in new tab) on Tuesday 11th of December 2007 to close seven vulnerabilities.

Three of them have been rated as being critical and four as being important. Worryingly, five of them (including the three critical ones) have to do with Remote Code Execution; the act of running a rogue application through the internet.

Windows XP and Vista, DirectX, DirectShow, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Format are all affected by Tuesday's patch distribution.

To prevent zero-day attacks, Microsoft has not provided more information as to how the vulnerabilities might be exploited by hackers.

Microsoft will also release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool to cope with the evolving dangers of online criminality.

Seven non-security related, high priority updates are also coming in the pipeline for Windows Operating System users.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.