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Windows and Office have very critical Patch Tuesday

June 14th, 2006

Microsoft has identified no less than eight critical flaws in its Windows and Office software products and, in all, 12 flaws across its range of software which require patches to be downloaded this week.

The eight critical flaws, carrying the maximum severity rating, were identified as part of Microsoft´s ongoing monthly Patch Tuesday security program and have the potential of enabling attackers to compromise a remote computer without the user needing to do anything to open the door.

Two of the critical flaws affect the widely used Microsoft Office programs, Word and PowerPoint, while a further two affect the also widely used Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer web browser.Read Full Story

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