Microsoft Office family gets four patches tomorrow

Microsoft will be releasing four security updates for all Office Business suites since 2000 tomorrow, Tuesday 11th March, both for the Windows and Mac platforms.

The security updates will take care of four vulnerabilities which have been slapped with Microsoft's 'critical' tag, the company highest threat level.

According to Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Network Security (via ComputerworldUK), it is the first time that Microsoft releases an Office-only series of Critical patches - although the Mac updates have only been given an 'important' ratings.

Unsurprisingly, all four critical patches relate to Remote Code Execution, whereby a hacker can remotely run a rogue application on the target computer; the company however, did not disclosed more details regarding the vulnerabilities.

Normally Microsoft's Windows Operating System is the main recipient of patches on Patch Tuesday but this hasn't been the case this month.

Microsoft will also release an updated version of Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool as well as five non-security related, high-priority Windows updates.