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Microsoft Outline Patch Tuesday Plans

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has outlined the company's plans for the upcoming Patch Tuesday security update release, the Inquirer has reported.

Microsoft has said that two of the security patches will address outstanding 'zero-day' vulnerabilities and others will fix flaws in 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft XP SP2 and SP3, as well as bugs in 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

The company also plans to release a security patch for a vulnerability in the Windows Embedded Standard 7 for x64 systems and another for the Access personal database.

Recently a flaw was discovered in Access for Office 2003 SP3 and Office 2007 SP1 and SP2.

Ballmer stated that vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 SP3, Outlook 2003 SP3, and in Outlook 2007 SP1 and SP2, will also be fixed in the Patch Tuesday security update.

Microsoft has said that Windows Vista is not affected by any of the updates.