Microsoft readies four security bulletins for Patch Tuesday

by admin July 7, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Microsoft plans to ship four security updates next Tuesday as part of its monthly patch cycle. All four were labeled “important” (the company’s second-highest ranking), even though one of the bugs being addressed poses a “remote code execution” risk, something that would normally merit a critical tag.

This remote code execution flaw, which affects Windows Vista and Server 2008, was apparently given the less-severe rating because it doesn’t work without the user first taking some extra actions or adding special software or drivers – though no specific details were provided.

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