Microsoft to address 7 flaws on Tuesday

By Justin Mann on February 10, 2006, 3:30 PM
In a security announcement on Thursday, Microsoft warned users of an up and coming security patch rollout. This Tuesday, Microsoft will be releasing a total of seven patches they have been developing the past few months to address various security vulnerabilities including two given Microsoft's highest security rating. The flaws includes issues in WMP, Office and Windows, some of which can result in total system compromise.

The exact set of fixes is not made clear, but given the time spent in development of fixes before rollout, it's unlikely that any particularly recent flaws have been addressed. The Malicious Software Removal Tool which comes down along with other updates in Windows Updates is also getting an upgrade to let it remove instances of the Kama Sutra worm. Just a little late on the gun there, but at least something is being done.

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JMMD said:
I'm glad to see them getting these updates out but why can't they figure out how to plug all these holes in the OS. I really hope Vista is going to be a much tighter OS.
djleyo said:
another one man how long has xp been in the market imagine how many of these so called "flaws" will vista have and microsoft is planning on charging for their One Care program in vista im wondering would they charge for their security patches???
cyrax said:
vista already showing signs that it will be pereety with less than a year to go, i don't feel any more confident.
MonkeyMan said:
Well, at least they are trying to fix the bug issues. I believe that it will be a couple of years before we see a flawless windows operating system, but maybe I maybe overexaggerating. There may never be a complete operating system with no bugs, but hey, its possible.
Need_a_Dell said:
Good to hear that MS is doing something about the problems with their OS. There are definitly problems with XP. I'm experiencing one now! (I can't log into MSN 7.5 without the program freezing just as it logs in! Worked fine yesterday!) Patches are some of the most exciting things that you can get off of the internet, and I love them! Can't wait to patch up my XP!
Race said:
With the ever-increasing complexity of the Windows OS, and millions of lines of code, various types of patches is just a fact of life.I would think that it is basically impossible for it not to be.
nathanskywalker said:
5 out of 7? that is pretty gosh darn bad.
Eko said:
If the Open Source community will gather in a common effort to get a new OS going, with better results for common applications than the Microsoft products, the giant will meet it's doom.As long as it is too hard to play on a Linux based computer, it will not be a viable option for most of the average users.
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