Patch Tuesday issues four updates

By Justin Mann on September 9, 2008, 7:05 PM
Today's Patch Tuesday didn't bring the sometimes-overwhelming amount of Microsoft updates it normally does, but most of them were considered to be high on the danger level. The most dangerous of the flaws was in the Windows GDI, which had five issues. The security vulnerabilities in it could result in system compromise if a maliciously crafted image file was opened.

More minor flaws were patched in MS Office and MS Media Player. None of them were listed as being exploited in the public yet. All of the listed bugs would require some form of user intervention to be exploited, such as opening untrustworthy files. Microsoft announced that they would be releasing these patches last week, though this patch cycle will not be the first to accompany Microsoft's new vulnerability index.

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